Fund Background

The Academy Foundation Disaster Relief Fund was established to support the personal and professional life-rebuilding efforts of Academy members and other nutrition and dietetics professionals and students who have been affected by disasters.

The Foundation offers two funds to support disaster victims: the Foundation's Life Rebuilding fund and the Foundation's Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Professional Rebuilding fund.

Academy members, non-member nutrition and dietetics professionals, and dietetics students with an immediate need who have been affected by disasters (declared by a governmental agency) can apply for up to $2,500 through the Life Rebuilding fund for personal rebuilding efforts and up to $500 through the CDR Professional Rebuilding fund for professional and continuing education activities. 

Applications for assistance must be received within three months of the disaster.

Before you begin, please read the following application information and instructions.
NEW ONLINE FORMAT
Please complete this online form as this is your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
You must complete and submit the application at one time. You cannot save the application and return at a later date to finish and submit your application. 
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have a question, please reach out to Elisha Reichling, MS, RD, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org.
We look forward to reviewing your application!

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* Please type your full name in the below text box to acknowledge that you have read and understand the above instructions:

Eligibility requirements for financial assistance:

The “disaster” in question must be declared to be a disaster by a governmental agency, or be determined by the Academy Foundation Board to comply with the definition of disaster. (A disaster is defined as a “sudden occurrence which inflicts widespread catastrophic damage to a large geographic area and/or which generally affects a large number of individuals”. Disasters can be both natural and caused by human conduct).

The applicant must show that she or he incurred a loss of income or livelihood or suffered loss or damage with respect to his or her real or personal property and is in financial need as a result.

The purpose of the disaster funds is to provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to those individuals identified above who are in need. Application must be submitted within three months of the disaster.

Any questions may be directed to Elisha Reichling, MS, RD, Foundation Program Coordinator, at ereichling@eatright.org.
Please provide the following information:

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* First Name:

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* Middle Initial:

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* Last Name:

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* Credentials:

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* Which disaster were you impacted by?

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* Academy Member #:

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* Address:

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* Address Line 2 (if applicable):

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* City

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* State

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* Zip Code:

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* Where can we contact you? (if not at the above address)

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* Phone Number:

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* Email Address:

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* Employment Status:

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* Area of Practice:

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* Please list all Academy Dietetic Practice Group (DPG), Member Interest Group (MIG), and Affiliate memberships:

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* Past or present military service:

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* Dependents (list all names and ages):

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* Amount requested from the Foundation Disaster Relief Life Rebuilding Fund (based on available funds, maximum $2,500):

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* Funds requested for: (check all that apply)

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* Please check off damages you sustained from the disaster: (check all that apply)

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* Briefly describe damages checked in the above question.

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* Amount requested from the Academy Foundation Disaster Relief CDR Professional Rebuilding Fund (based on available funds, maximum $500):

For funds requested for Professional Rebuilding activities:
Please submit a copy of the registration information for the proposed event as part of the application to ereichling@eatright.org. Examples include: Continuing education program registration fees (such as FNCE), registration costs associated with attendance at state and local dietetic association meetings, and/or CDR registration or specialty certification exam application fees.

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* I certify that the assistance requested is the result of a disaster, that I am not receiving full reimbursement of these expenses from other sources, and that I am in financial need. If funds are received (from insurance, etc.) to cover all loss, I will reimburse the Academy Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.

By signing this application, I authorize agents of the Academy Foundation to investigate the truth of the statements I have made on this application. I also understand that any misrepresentation of material fact may result in the voiding of my eligibility for funds. I understand that such misrepresentation will require me to reimburse the Academy Foundation the funds given to me.

Please click the "Done" button below to submit your application. Thank you!

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