Apply For Recovery Grants

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund (SCWRF) is currently accepting applications for Round Two Recovery Grants. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to eligible Santiam Canyon property owners who lost their homes and other structures in the September 2020 wildfires.
Applicants must meet all three eligibility requirements for Round Two Recovery Grants:

  1. At the time of the September 2020 wildfires, were either living in their primary residence on the property, or building a primary residence on the property;
  2. Sustained a total loss of primary residence, or primary residence under construction, and/or one or more verifiable outbuildings on the property (for example, a barn, or a workshop, or a garage); and,
  3. Intend to rebuild or replace the lost structure(s).

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to reimburse eligible rebuilding expenses. Invoices, receipts, and/or estimates for work scheduled for completion, must be submitted with the grant application.

SCWRF intends to distribute $2.4 million in the Round Two Recovery Grant cycle; the Round Two application deadline is August 27, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for Round Two Recovery Grants can be completed online at www.scwrf.org. (Scroll to the middle of the page to “Apply for Recovery Grant” and then select “Apply Here” for Round Two Recovery Grants.) For questions and help with applications, call or text the SCWRF Grant Helpline at (503) 897-0379 or email scwrf@santiamhospital.org.

OTHER GAP FUNDING & SERVICES AVAILABLE

SCWRF continues to provide essential gap funding through the Santiam Service Integration Disaster Response Team.  The Disaster Response Team can also assist with housing, FEMA applications and appeals, insurance claims, food, clothing and medical supplies, and connecting with volunteers to aid in property clean up. Since September 2020, SIT has mobilized thousands of volunteers to help residents navigate the recovery process. For information on how to access these resources, contact SIT at 503-769-9319 or email sitmobile@santiamhospital.org.

SCWRF AWARDS TO DATE

Since its inception, SCWRF has worked hard to equitably distribute funds to support fire-affected Santiam Canyon residents. To date, more than $475,000 has been disbursed to support residents’ immediate relief needs and initial recovery efforts. A Community Grant of $45,000 awarded to Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department Protection District for repair and maintenance of the district’s fire vehicles and equipment. Over $150,000 in-kind gifts such as generators, gas cards, food, clothing and household items have also been distributed by SCWRF. By leveraging partnerships with agencies such as United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, SCWRF has served 1,158 fire-affected households in the Santiam Canyon.

HOW TO HELP WILDFIRE SURVIVORS

SCWRF aims to raise a total of $5 million to support Santiam Canyon residents affected by wildfires. To help SCWRF reach its fundraising goal and to support additional grant funding opportunities, visit www.scwrf.org.  The SCWRF is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.