FLAGGER FORCE FOUNDATION
To our valued Flagger Force Employee,
Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant through the Employee Hardship Fund. We recognize that difficult and unexpected circumstances arise, creating hardships for our employees. Asking for assistance is a humbling challenge, and we commend you for reaching out for help. Please also understand that the Flagger Force Foundation Hardship Fund Committee is tasked with the very difficult process of deciding how to allocate their funds based on the greatest need among applicants. We regret that we may not be able to assist every applicant in full or even partial financial aid. In most cases, the Committee will try to provide recommendations of other means of assistance that can be applied for via government/social/community services if we are not able to meet the requested need.
Qualified Incidents: Qualified incidents are unexpected circumstances that arise outside of the employee’s control which causes an economic, legal or non—financial hardship for the employee’s family. A qualified incident is typically a one—time event that occurs unexpectedly and either causes the applicant to spend his/her rent and/or utility money on unexpected bills, causes an unexpected legal concern, or causes an unexpected non— financial need. The reported cause must have occurred within 90 days of the application date. Circumstances that may qualify for a grant fall into these categories:
- Personal tragedy
- Medical emergency
- Natural disaster
- Catastrophic/extreme circumstances
Please read through this application carefully – there are many components of the application including financial documentation and we must receive all relevant paperwork completed in full for any application to be evaluated. Rest assured that all details are confidential, and that the application will be made anonymous (all identifying contact information will be removed from documents) before being reviewed by the decision-making committee, made up of fellow Flagger Force employees. The committee will review the application, including the nature of the incident, financial details, the employee’s current financial status, and other supporting documentation. The decision will be made within two weeks of receiving the fully-completed application.
Additional information may be requested in order to approve the application. Failure to respond within 30 days of request will result in the application being closed.
If you should have any questions about the application process, please contact the Hardship Fund Administrator at the email address at the bottom of this letter.
Regardless of the outcome, we are very sorry for your situation and we wish you the best in facing and resolving your hardship.
The Flagger Force Foundation Employee Hardship Fund Committee
Flagger Force Hardship Fund Application
Has a recent unexpected life event caused you a financial hardship? The Flagger Force Hardship Fund may be able to help. Complete the form below to apply for assistance. Please email HardshipFund@FlaggerForce.com for more information or with any questions.