The ABB Employee Relief Fund provides support to ABB employees with a one-time grant to cover unforeseen expenses related to catastrophic disasters including natural disasters, government declared emergencies, individual house fires, and terrorist or military action. 

Grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid. After a disaster, grants may be provided to employees for basic expenses, such as temporary shelter, clothing, food, transportation expenses, and other necessities that are not immediately provided by emergency community services or insurance. 

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Program Eligibility

The ABB Employee Relief Fund is a charitable program; it is not a benefit to ABB employees. As such, certain charitable income guidelines apply. To be eligible, applicants must be active employees of ABB or contractors of ABB, employees of ABB on an approved leave including short-term disability, FMLA or paid time off. Assistance may only be provided toward expenses that are a result of a qualifying event and that were incurred after the applicant's hire date. Applications for evacuation assistance must be submitted within 45 days and requests for long-term (recovery) assistance must be submitted within one year of the event's occurrence.

Eligible events may include:

- Natural disasters (i.e., hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire)

- Government declared emergencies

- Terrorist or military action 

- Individual housefires 

Grants for Evacuation assistance may be awarded up to $1500. Eligible Evacuation expenses may include:

- Hotel/lodging

- Food

- Clothing

- Travel related evacuation expenses (i.e., mileage)

Grants for Long-term assistance may be awarded up to $2500. Eligible Long-term/Recovery expenses may include:

- Housing (repairs, mortgage/rent, relocation assistance)

- Contents (furniture, essential appliances, clothing and other contents)

- Basic essential utilities

- Lost food (e.g., due to power outages or flooding) 

- Transportation (payments, repairs, replacement)

- Medical 

- Funeral/burial

- Insurance  

How to Apply

Step 1 Click the apply button - Create an online account or log in (if you have already created an account) to access the application page, complete the application with the requested information.

Step 2 Submit your application - Complete the requested information and upload the required supporting document and submit for review.

Step 3 Breathe Easier - A grant specialist will review your application and contact you if more information is required. 

What Happens Next

Once your application is received you will receive a notification confirming your application has been submitted. If additional information is necessary to move forward you will receive an email outlining what documentation our team needs. Upon receipt of all supporting documentation a grant specialist will review and make a decision regarding your request. If approved, a grant distribution will be made based on your payment preference selected in the application. Check back daily to see the progress of your application as it moves through the review process.