DRC Apply for Disaster Relief Funds

Take a Chance on Art!

An annual art raffle at TLA's spring conference benefits the Disaster Relief Fund. Visit the Itsy Bitsy Gallery to view original illustrations donated by their creators for raffles in previous years.

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Applying for Disaster Relief Funds

There is a simple two-step procedure to follow. Funding amounts are relatively small until the Endowment Fund is fully realized. 

  1. First, notify the current Chair of the Committee that an event has occurred.

  2. Second, fill out a Request for Financial Support. Simply print off the form, fill it out, and mail or email it to the TLA office. Refer any questions or concerns to the current Chair of the Committee.

Applications will be evaluated by the Committee Members on the following criteria:

  1. Extent of damage sustained;

  2. Impact on service; Include images, video and/or personal stories

  3. How the funds will be used;

  4. Availability of public and private funding (or insurance) to assist recovery efforts; and

  5. Willingness to allow library's name and photos to be used in publicity efforts.

Institutional members of TLA will receive an increase in the grant award; institutions do not have to be members of TLA to apply for funds. 

Created on Apr 2, 2010 | Last updated April 17, 2017