Relief Applications and Instructions

NYSUT is committed to helping members in times of need through its NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund.

One of the charitable purposes of the fund is to promote and enhance the welfare of NYSUT members who are in need of assistance because of the occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster.

The NYSUT Disaster Relief and Scholarship Fund provides relief support for eligible losses stemming from: (a) man-made occurrences (such as an accidental house fire); (b) natural disasters not designated as federally declared qualified disasters; and (c) federally declared qualified disasters.


2019 Hurricane Dorian

FEMA Declared – Florida, Georgia, No. Carolina and So. Carolina

NYSUT is committed to helping members in times of need through its Disaster Relief & Scholarship Fund. The actual dollar amount of a grant is based on the number of applications received and the funds available for distribution. Please read and follow the directions for completing our short form application, available for download below.

Should you have any questions, please contact NYSUT Disaster Relief & Scholarship Fund at 1-800-342-9810, ext. 6252 or 518-213-6090, ext. 6252. If you would like to speak to someone about your circumstances please contact NYSUT Social Services at 1-800-342-9810, ext. 6206.


General Assistance

NOTE: This form and checklist are NOT valid for events with a FEMA disaster declaration.

Please read the checklist and directions before completing the application.  Should you have any questions regarding the application, please contact the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund at (800)342-9810, ext. x6252.


NEA Disaster Relief Assistance

Our affiliate, the National Education Association (NEA), is offering assistance to disaster victims through their benefit partners.

Here is the link to learn the details on specific assistance they have available to NYSUT members: www.neamb.com/disaster-assistance.htm


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