CTA Disaster Relief Fund

Are you aware that the CTA Disaster Relief Fund provides financial assistance to CTA members who have experienced significant losses due to disasters in California?

The Disaster Relief Fund is a separate special fund for the members of CTA. Money for the fund comes directly from members’ contributions. Thanks to this tradition of good will and generosity, members can turn to their professional organization for assistance with dignity.

The CTA Disaster Relief Fund provides four different grants summarized below:

  • Standard: Up to $1,500 for significant economic hardship related to damage to the member’s primary residence, displacement, or disruption in required utilities;
  • Catastrophic: Recipients of the Standard Grant may be eligible for up to another $1,500 if damages exceed $50,000;
  • Temporary Displacement: Up to $500 for members who are displaced from their primary residence as the result of a disaster, but do not meet all the requirements for a Standard Grant; and
  • School Site: Up to $500 for damage to classrooms.

For more information, see the flyer, go to www.CTAMemberBenefits.org, or contact the CTA Member Benefits Department at 650-552-5200.

Help a talented student with a disability win $2,500 for college

The Standard has partnered with Incight, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing barriers between high school and college for students with disabilities, to offer a one-time scholarship in the amount of $2,500 each to four students nominated by California Teachers Association (CTA) members.

Any active CTA member in good standing may nominate up to three students for the 2013-2014 Incight Scholarships sponsored by The Standard. To be eligible, the student must have a documented physical, learning or cognitive disability, be at least a senior in high school and plan to enroll full-time in a vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university for the 2013-2014 school year.
The deadline to nominate your students is March 15, 2013, and student applications must be completed by April 1, 2013.
To learn more and to submit your student nominations, visit www.standard.com/cta/scholarship.