we need your help
The country has watched as historic flooding has devastated Eastern Kentucky.
Thousands of families have lost everything.
Many people across the region are now struggling for access to shelter, food, and water. Main Streets and entire downtowns are underwater. We’ve lost entire farms and small businesses that feed and anchor our communities.
ways to give
Aside from the Give Now button above and below, here are all the ways that you can give to show your support to East Kentucky during this crisis.
- Venmo: @appalachianky
- Text: Text Flood to 80100 to give $10, which will be charged to your phone bill
- Mail: Send or drop off a check or cash to: 420 Main Street Hazard, KY 41701. Write “Crisis Aid” on your check
available grants and applications
Grants for Individuals and Families
Our staff and volunteers have spent this week canvasing across impacted counties to help people who have lost everything gain access to immediate funding.
We are currently able to offer $250, plus $50 for each child in the household.
This is only a first step. When recovery gets underway, we hope to have additional resources to help with bigger issues (cars, houses, businesses, farms) so we want people in our system. We know that recovery will take months and years and we will be providing additional financial assistance and connection to other resources.
If you are able to access the internet, applications for individuals and families are now live at bit.ly/ekyflood2022.
Please call our office at 606-439-1357 if you need assistance filling out the application.
FAQs about Applying for Individual Assistance
(Updated August 8, 2022)
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone who has been directly impacted by the flooding in Eastern Kentucky during the last week of July 2022 can apply. We are currently making grants to individuals and families located in all FEMA recognized impacted counties. These are for $250 in funding plus $50 for each child in the household. Checks for individuals and families are one per household.
Will this interfere with receiving FEMA assistance?
No, this grant does not interfere with your FEMA application or any assistance you might receive. This grant is for any and all immediate needs you and your family may have in terms of food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and anything else.
How do I receive my grant?
We are processing your application as quickly as possible with staff and volunteers. We are not able to email or call each person to tell you if you are receiving funding.
- If you chose to have your check mailed to you, it will mailed to you.
- If you applied by August 10th and chose the pick up option, your check will be at the pick up location you chose on August 17h from 1-3p.m.
- If you chose Venmo you will receive a Venmo payment on August 17th.
I can’t get the application to work or am having another issue.
If you need assistance please call our office at: 606-439-1357. Our volunteers are working as quickly as possible and will call you back. Please be patient!
Grants for Small Business, Nonprofit & Social Enterprise
Details and Qualifications
- Up to $10,000 grants are available for flood-impacted Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Social Enterprises
- This is a grant, not a loan, funds do not have to be repaid
- The focus is on the primary counties of Breathitt, Clay, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Floyd, Pike, Owsley, Leslie, Magoffin, Martin, and Whitley, but adjacent counties may qualify as well
- Decisions will be made on a weekly basis
- Businesses must be locally owned; nonprofits and social enterprises must be locally based
- Apply at bit.ly/ekygrantapp.
- Choose “Appalachian Crisis Aid for Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Social Enterprises”.
- If you have applied for a grant with us before, please log in to your account.
- If you have not applied for a grant with us before, you will need to create an account.
If you have questions please contact Geoff Marietta: email@example.com
These grants are an initiative of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky & Appalachian Impact Fund in partnership with CEDIK and Invest 606.
more updates as of august 8, 2022
Check back later.
We are experiencing limited cell service from our office in Hazard. We have also been receiving a very high call volume to our land line. If you are trying to get help with an application or get in touch with us, please keep trying our land line. We are working as quickly as possible to field calls and will call you back! Our office number is: 606-439-1357
Grants for Family Farmers
Grants for farmers are coming online shortly. The link to apply will be here.
Thank you to everyone who have been donating, volunteering and showing up for our communities! Please continue to give if you can!
Keep Taking Action!
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky mobilized quickly and is getting out emergency relief grants to individuals and families, small businesses, nonprofits, and farmers in need. The road to recovery for Eastern Kentucky is going to be long, but we are building a community of resilience and will be here every step of the way.