Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking: Lessons from the Gulf Coast

“The Gulf Coast region is an area rich in culture, tradition, and resources. It is also an area in which many communities grapple with vast social, racial, and economic inequities. Despite these inequalities, or perhaps because of them, the community leadership in the Gulf Coast region has a depth and breadth equal to that in any other part of the country. Local leaders are passionate, dedicated, and highly skilled community members who are committed to working for the betterment of their neighborhoods, towns, and states — but many lack the resources necessary to support their efforts and to further develop their skills.”

Summarizes NYRAG members’ response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, highlights innovative grantmaking, and outlines best practices, practices to avoid, and strategies for promoting the recovery, transformation, and revitalization of the Gulf Coast.

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