The Sonoma County Horse Council is now accepting grant funding applications from people in the equine community who suffered non-reimbursed fire losses. Grants will range from $500 to $5,000 and the deadline for Round 1 funding is November 30, 2017. Please see the attachment for more details.
Since the fires, the community has been very generous in donating funds to the Council's Equine Disaster Relief and Preparedness fund. Our heartfelt thanks to thanks to those that have already donated. The Council is happy to accept further donations into this fund and the attachment provides information on how to make a tax-deductible donation to the fire relief fund.
Because of the community's generosity, Round 1 funding will be for $50,000 in total. There will be at least one further round and the deadline for submitting a Round 2 application is January 31, 2018. The Council is staging the funding in at least two rounds in recognition that many people are still ascertaining costs and the total amount available to them from private insurance or public sources such as F.E.M.A. Depending on the results of the first two rounds, and the amount of continuing donations, there may be further funding rounds.
Please distribute this email broadly to help assure that fire victims in the equine community are made aware of the Council's grant program. On behalf of the Sonoma County Horse Council, thank you for your help and support in helping us reach the entire Sonoma County equine community.