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Rockwell Collins accepting applications for flood recovery funds


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 2008) - Rockwell Collins today announced that it will begin making the first round of grants from the Rockwell Collins Flood Recovery fund to qualified organizations and agencies that are serving flood victims or were themselves impacted by flooding.

The $2.7 million fund was established after the historic June floods that devastated parts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and other eastern Iowa communities. Contributors to the fund include the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation, along with the company’s employees, retirees, friends, customers and suppliers.

“Eastern Iowans have shown great resolve in the face of tremendous adversity and these grants will help us rebuild our communities to make them better and stronger than before the flood,” said Rockwell Collins Chairman, President and CEO Clay Jones. “We’re committed to restoring and enhancing the quality of life for our employees, their families and the entire community with this effort.”

The majority of funding will be awarded based on competitive grant processes, while some grant funding will be awarded at the discretion of the Rockwell Collins grant committee.

Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)(3) and public/government agencies that fit the following criteria:

Nonprofit health and human service organizations serving immediate needs and providing long-term support to flood victims
Any nonprofit organizations directly impacted by flooding (i.e. arts and culture, civic, human service, etc.)

Eligible organizations may apply for funding to address one or more Flood Recovery Fund priorities, which include:

Assisting individuals and families with immediate/basic human needs such as food, clothing, and shelter
Addressing long-term human needs such as housing, food assistance, mental health/disaster counseling, etc.
Operational/organizational support for organizations directly impacted by flooding, in order to pay staff, maintain facilities, etc., due to reduced/no revenue stream

Funding will not be awarded for capital/rebuilding projects in this grant cycle.


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