Federal employees experiencing major losses due to a declared natural disaster may apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund by filling out a disaster relief application. Grant limits are set on a case-by-case or per disaster basis.
When completing the application, employees MUST provide documentation of the damage or hardship incurred. Acceptable documentation includes, but is not limited to: insurance claim forms, FEMA Disaster Application with damage estimate, service/repair estimate or invoice, and/or photos of damage. Employees should complete the entire application including the "Applicant Loan Agreement" even if only requesting a grant on the initial application. This allows the loan process to go more quickly if a loan is requested later. Loans are repaid by payroll allotment at a set dollar amount per pay period (view loan repayment chart here> ). A grant recipient who is also applying for a loan must meet the regular eligibility requirements explained in the loan application.
An employee may have lost his home and/or been forced to make temporary living arrangements. In this case, a current mailing address where a check can be sent should be given.
Applications can be obtained by contacting FEEA or downloading here>