In order to maintain neutrality in determining disbursement of hardship grants, a Strike Hardship Fund Team will be appointed by the SPEA President and approved by the bargaining team to review the grant requests. The Strike Hardship Fund Team shall solicit, accept, review, and make a final decision on all applications. Application forms shall be available through email and at speastrong.com. Grants shall be awarded based upon the degree of hardship and the availability of funds. The amount of the grant shall be determined by the Strike Hardship Fund Team.
All information obtained from each applicant shall be treated confidentially, including the identity of applicants or grantees.
The SPEA Strike Hardship Fund shall be separate from the SPEA general budget. During the contract crisis, the Strike Hardship Assistance Fund shall only be used for strike related hardships to educators.
Please direct questions to: Amber Wilson, CEA Secretary-Treasurer- firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-837-1500.