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NARFE Members Helping Each Other
In 1986, the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) was established to provide emergency grants and loans to federal employees affected by a natural disaster.

NARFE’s involvement with FEEA began following the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. NARFE chapters, federations and individual members donated $100,000 to the FEEA’s Oklahoma City Fund. NARFE's Oklahoma City donation helped fund full college scholarships for all 200 children who lost a federal employee parent in the bombing of the Murrah Building.

In 1996, NARFE entered into a partnership with FEEA to provide emergency disaster assistance to NARFE members who are victims of a declared natural disaster through the NARFE-FEEA Disaster Fund. The Fund is supported by tax-deductible donations from NARFE members and friends of NARFE, and is administered by FEEA. NARFE members have donated some $458,000 in aid to NARFE members who were affected by Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and other natural disasters. NARFE became a member of FEEA's board of directors in 1997. Click here for brochure.

Cash Grants
NARFE disaster funds in the form of cash grants ($500 maximum per grant per household) are available to all NARFE members in good standing who have been injured, incurred property damage or have other needs during and after a declared natural disaster. Eligible damaged property must be a primary place of residence.

To Apply
Following a declared natural disaster, NARFE members can find the most up-to-date grant application at FEEA now uses one unified application for all disaster grants, so please be sure to check the NARFE box on the application. Questions? Send an email to If you do not have Internet access, please call FEEA at 202-554-0007 for further information.

Eligible Disasters:
Presidentially declared disasters. Please check the Federal Emergency Management Agency website for the list of declared disasters:

Documentation will be required to show loss or destruction of property or how the applicant was injured as a result of a natural disaster. Grant checks are payable directly to the applicant or to a specific creditor.

Disaster Fund Applications
Disaster Fund applications and supporting documentation can be sent by email to or faxed to 202-559-1298. Applications will not be accepted by mail.

To Donate
NARFE contributions are kept separate from FEEA’s own emergency assistance fund and are disbursed to NARFE members whose applications are approved. To make a tax-deductible donation via credit card, click here. To donate via check, make your check payable to FEEA-NARFE Disaster Fund and mail it to:

NARFE-FEEA Disaster Fund
c/o FEEA
1641 Prince St.
Alexandria, VA 22314


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association)
606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

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