GRANT APPLICATION FOR LOUISIANA DENTISTS AFFECTED BY DISASTER(for property damage only)Application deadline: The end of the period of time in which a State of Emergency related to the disaster is declared to be in effect by the state of Louisiana. This online application will be submitted automatically once you complete all pages. Fax additional documentation to 225-926-1886 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgNote: Documentation should include a maximum of 3 photos (email is acceptable). Photos can be emailed to email@example.com. Documentation CAN include an adjustor’s report, a detailed description of the items damaged/lost/destroyed or a combination. Grants are based on financial availability of funds through the LDA Foundation.
Pleases provide your temporary contact information:
I certify that I have suffered a disaster to my dental practice and/or residence as stated in this application.
I certify that the information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that a fraudulent representation or omission of any information requested is grounds for immediate refusal to grant assistance under this program.
I understand that the granting of such assistance is neither a right nor entitlement and that the Board of Directors of the LDA Foundation shall have sole discretion in determining whether I qualify for assistance.
This is to verify that the applicant named herein is a Louisiana dentist who has suffered a disaster and that the information contained herein is true and complete to the best knowledge of the undersigned. The application is thereby approved upon signature by both officials indicated below.
________________________________________________________ Date______________ Executive Director/Designated Officer, Louisiana Dental Association ________________________________________________________ Date _______________ President of the Louisiana Dental Association FoundationLDA Foundation5637 Bankers Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808Phone: 225-926-1986 or 1-800-388-6642Fax: 225-926-1886Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
L. Grants to Dentists Affected by Disasters
1. Purpose: The purpose of disaster grants is to provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to needy eligible beneficiaries who are victims of a disaster. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to: civil disorders (excluding acts of war), explosions, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, forest fires and hurricanes.
2. Eligible Beneficiaries: Any Louisiana dentist who is a victim of a disaster may apply for a grant, provided that:
3. Evaluation of Application and Procedures for Processing:
Upon receiving the application, the Fund shall determine that (1) the disaster was declared by a governmental agency, if applicable, (2) the applicant suffered damages, (3) the application form is signed by the applicant, and (4) the damages appear to be commensurate with the requested claim. This may require, for example, a visual inspection by an investigator or a copy of an insurance claim report.
The Fund shall also verify that the application was submitted within the appropriate time frame, in accordance with section 2.c. Should a deadline date be published, reported or otherwise disseminated that does not accurately coincide with the lifting of the state of emergency or three months from the date of the actual disaster, applications will nonetheless be evaluated for timely submission solely on the basis of the actual deadline as stated in section 2.c., and it will be the obligation of the applicant to ensure submission is prior to the actual deadline rather than any deadline mistakenly or erroneously communicated by any party.
Assuming affirmation that the application satisfies all criteria under 3.a. and 3.b, it may be approved by the Fund’s Administrative Officer and Executive Director for an amount, up to the maximum allowable, that is consistent with the damages suffered and financial impact on the applicant attributable to the disaster. Applications not satisfying all criteria under 3.a. and 3.b. must be approved by the Board of Trustees.
4. Term and Amount of Grant: Grants for disaster assistance shall be offered only once per applicant per disaster as defined in these Rules, and shall not exceed $1,500. Grants are based on financial availability of funds through the LDA Foundation.
5637 Bankers Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808