Apply for Employee Relief Fund

Download the Harvey Employee Relief Form


Purpose

The Harvey Employee Relief Fund assists COM employees by providing financial support to faculty or staff who have suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey. These funds are not intended to replace insurance coverage or FEMA funds for which you may be eligible. This is a one-time allocation. Priority will be given to those with documented home or auto damage and will provide funds for expenses such as food, clothing, temporary shelter or replacing other basic essentials as a result of the storm. This funding does not have to be repaid.

Expenses covered by the Emergency Fund

(Below is a non-exhaustive list of expenses covered by the emergency fund.)

  • Temporary housing or other accommodations
  • Replacement of essential personal belongings lost due to the storm
  • Medications and other costs related to medical care and safety needs

Expenses not covered by the Emergency Fund

  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable TV), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or loss
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Loan payments

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have a financial hardship resulting from Hurricane Harvey impact
  • Applicants must be current employees of College of the Mainland
  • All other resources must have been considered and be insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner
  • Applicants must complete all questions in full and submit supporting documentation

Application Process

Faculty or Staff who are in need of emergency financial assistance may submit an application and supporting documentation to the College of the Mainland Foundation, 1200 Amburn Rd., Suite 13, Texas City, Texas, 77591 or by email at ejensen2@com.edu. The applications will be reviewed and the appropriate funding amount determined. Awards will typically range from $100 to $250. A maximum of $500 will be awarded for unique and unusual circumstances of emergency financial need. Cash is never given directly to recipients; recipients will receive vouchers, gift-cards or payments made directly to vendors. Applicants may be required to meet with a staff member to discuss their application. For information on the application process, applicant should contact the Foundation offices at 409-933-8624 or 409-933-8508.

Giving

  • The number of applicants who can be served by the Harvey Employee Relief Fund is subject to the funds available. The funds must be sustained by contributions from alumni, generous community philanthropists, faculty, staff and friends of College of the Mainland.
  • To contribute to the Relief Fund, please go to www.com.edu/giving/harveyrelief.

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