AKF Financial Grants
The American Kidney Fund manages its grant application process through the online Grants Management System (GMS). To help your patients apply for assistance from our Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), Safety Net program, prescription drug programs, disaster relief and grants for children, you will need to register in GMS, where you can download grant program guidelines and information. Click here to enter GMS
www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call 1-800-621-3362 (711/Video Relay Service), TTY 1-800-462-7585.
SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline
The SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
ASPR Public Health and Emergency Support
The US Department of Health and Human Services' ASPR assists affected communities. The resources on this webpage can help individuals, families, communities and professionals stay up-to-date and recover from emergency events.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS is helping states and U.S. territories to maintain access to care for those with Medicare and Medicaid by supporting the ability of participating hospitals and other healthcare facilities to provide timely care to as many people impacted by an emergency or disaster as possible. CMS will exercise allowable flexibilities and issue waivers as needed to accommodate the needs of those impacted by an emergency or disaster. Please see this Emergency Response and Recovery webpage for more information.