Creative Industry

Natural Disaster Resources

Donations

Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund

Governor Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system beginning July 26, 2022. All donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. If you wish to donate to the Relief Fund, please select an amount and click on the donate button below.

Individuals - Funding

Appalachian Flood Support Resources

Currently, Appalachian Eastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia, and surrounding areas are experiencing historic flooding levels that began overnight and are expected to continue throughout Friday. We'll be collecting verifiable donation fund and resource information and posting it here.

CERF+ emergency funding for artists

Emergency assistance for artists who have experienced a career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Renters and homeowners in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry and Pike who were affected by the severe storms, flooding and mudslides that began July 26 may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance.

The Actors Fund, Emergency Financial Assistance

Provides emergency financial assistance to all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industries

MusiCares Foundation

Provides asssistance for musicians in crisis

Individuals - Guides

Save Your Family Treasures

FEMA offers guidance to help individuals and families salvage their treasured family belongings following a disaster

Family Valuables and Treasures

Step-by-step instructions to help survivors stabilize their treasured belongings

Smithsonian: Resources for the Public

Site offers guidance to FEMA's initiative to save family treasures

National Heritage Responders

Team of trained conservators and collections care professionals

Kentucky's Office of Emergency Management website

Information about Public Assistance

24/7 Collections Emergency Hotline

NEDCC staff are available to provide advice to institutions and individuals handling collection-related disasters

Organizations - Funding

Business Physical Disaster Loans

SBA loan for businesses or non-profit organizations that has sustained physical damange and is located in a disaster declared county

USDA Disaster Assistance

A variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities and businesses affected by natural disaster events.

MusiCares Foundation

Provides asssistance for musicians in crisis

Organizations - Guides

An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief

A guide which breaks down federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector for artists and arts organizations

Performing Arts Readiness

A project that provides outreach, resources, and grants for performing arts venues affected by disasters and emergencies

National Heritage Responders: 202-661-8068

24-7 hotline to assist cultural institutions affected by tornadoes

NCAPER: National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response

24/7 Collections Emergency Hotline

NEDCC staff are available to provide advice to institutions and individuals handling collection-related disasters

If I have questions, who can help me?

Emily Moses
Executive Staff Advisor
emilyb.moses@ky.gov
502-892-3109