CERF+ Responds to Disasters
As emergency response agencies and residents from Florida, Georgia, Alabama assess and respond to the impact of Hurricane Michael, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides temporary benefits to people whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted due to a major disaster. Artists impacted by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael are encouraged to apply. Application must be filed within 30 days of the time the assistance was implemented for each county.read more
Use the links to federal and state disaster relief agencies found here to navigate the assistance available. The federal government has a website that coordinates the application process across several agencies, including FEMA and SBA. Also included are links to North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia disaster unemployment assistance information (deadlines apply).read more
Steps to salvaging your water damaged art studio After a hurricane.
If your home, studio or space has been flooded as a result of Hurricane Florence or Michael, review these tips to help you clean up, recover what you can, and rebuild.