Shelters and Housing
If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. This website provides a list of participating locations, searchable by state. Since room availability changes quickly, phone numbers are provided to call hotels prior to travelling to be sure the hotel can accommodate your need.
Helps individuals and families who have been displaced by a disaster find a place to live. The website consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, private organizations, and the public, to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area.
Financial assistance is available to dancers and choreographers who meet eligibility criteria. Administered by The Actors Fund.
Provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Entertainment and Performing Arts Union and Guild Assistance Funds
Provides a modest grant to temporarily or permanently disabled musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians.
Members in good standing may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. Grants are administered by The Actors Fund from the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles offices.
Members who have completed initiation and paid dues for one year can apply for emergency aid for basic needs or medical expenses.
Provides confidential loans to members who are facing short term financial hardship.
Provides emergency financial assistance for the aid, relief and care of SAG-AFTRA members west of the Mississippi in times of need.
Provides emergency financial assistance to SAG-AFTRA members east of the Mississippi struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Assistance is administered by The Actors Fund and can be used for rent, utilities, mental health, medical care and other basic living expenses.
Provides temporary assistance to Writers Guild of America, West members experiencing financial stress in emergency situations. Loans are intended to assist in the procurement of life necessities.
Film, Television and Radio
Provides an anonymous safety net to men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession in cases of critical illness or crisis.
Provides financial assistance grants to stuntwomen who are unable to work due to debilitating illness or injuries.
Helps established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.
Carnegie Fund for Authors
Offers aid to authors who have suffered a financial emergency as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse or dependent child, or for some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing need. Applicants must have had at least one book published commercially that has received reader acceptance. Send inquiries to: Carnegie Fund for Authors, Lenox Hill Station, PO Box 409, New York, NY 10021. No website.