STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AND BAR FOUNDATION ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR SUPERSTORM SANDY GRANTS
Organizations providing legal services to Superstorm Sandy victims can
apply for grants from a special fund created by the New York State Bar
Association and The New York Bar Foundation.
The Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund will provide financial support to
local bar associations and legal service providers for projects that
facilitate the delivery of legal services. The grants may be used to
reimburse a nonprofit organization’s previous storm-related
expenses or to create new initiatives to provide legal services related
to the storm.
“There are many legal issues still confronting individuals and
families in the areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. These include
landlord-tenant issues, insurance matters and obtaining government
assistance,” said State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr. (The
Legal Aid Society in New York City). “These grants can help storm
victims obtain the quality legal services they need to help them rebuild
their lives after suffering the ravages of the storm.”
“Lawyers from across the country have generously donated to
help New Yorkers,” said Bar Foundation President Cristine Cioffi
(Cioffi•Slezak•Wildgrube). “We are so grateful for the
contributions we have received.”
“Victims of Superstorm Sandy are still in dire need of legal
assistance,” said Lucia B. Whisenand of Syracuse, who chairs The
Foundation’s Grants Committee. “We anticipate these needs
continuing for some time and are pleased to be able to add this
component to The Foundation’s grantmaking process.”
Applications are available here. The
application deadline is March 25, 2013.
The Foundation is still accepting tax-deductible donations to the
Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund. They can be sent to the New York Bar
Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207. Checks should be
made payable to: The New York Bar Foundation, with the notation,
“Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund.” Donors also can contribute
online by visiting www.tnybf.org,
clicking “Make a Donation,” and choosing this fund from the
“Restricted Funds” drop-down.
For more information about the fund, contact The New York Bar
Foundation at 518-487-5650.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993