The Broadcasters Foundation of America said it has revised its criteria for issuing emergency grants to include broadcasting company employees in acute financial need due to being infected by COVID-19.
The foundation said its emergency grants -- up to $1,000 -- typically given to people recovering from disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes now also include financial need resulting from a COVID-19 infection.
“Never in our history as broadcasters have we experienced an event that has caused this much hardship,” Dan Mason, chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, said in a statement. “Thus, we have revised provisions to our emergency grant eligibility guidelines.”
The BFOA's executive committee approved the change at a conference call meeting on April 3, the association said.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.
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