The Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund is here to help team members get through difficult situations caused by natural or personal disasters that may happen from time to time. If you’re here and need help, we want to ensure that you have the information and resources you need to effectively navigate the application process. Below you’ll find an overview of who is eligible for the program and a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will help you apply.

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We’re here to help. If you are in a difficult situation and need assistance due to a personal or natural disaster, the first step is to determine if you qualify for assistance from The Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund. The first questions to ask are:

1) Am I an eligible/qualifying employee?

2) Do I have a qualifying event?

3) Are my expenses eligible?

Initial qualifications are simple. Before we go through the detailed vetting process, let’s look at the questions below to find out if you may be eligible.

Am I an eligible/qualifying employee?
Individuals who meet the following criteria will be eligible to apply:

  • Active part-time or full-time employees of Cargill* at the time of the submitted application (contractors, seasonal or temporary workers are not eligible).
  • Employees who are in need of basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter or transportation are eligible for financial assistance if they experience a qualifying event.
  • One employee per household may apply for assistance per qualified event.
  • Employees within the same household may receive assistance for the same disaster relief grant but cannot apply for the same expenses per event.   

Eligible employees include those who are on temporary layoff due to COVID-19 or qualified event, or approved government regulated leave of absence. Eligibility will be assessed by E4E Relief on a case-by-case basis.

Requested expenses must be the result of an event that has occurred after the employee’s hire date and include supporting documentation. Employees receiving long-term disability, contract employees, temporary/seasonal partners, interns, and retirees are not eligible to apply for, or to receive assistance from the Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund.

Do I have a qualifying event?
Qualifying events include, but are not limited to:

  • Government or presidentially declared disasters
  • Financial distress because of COVID-19. Employees are eligible to receive one grant for COVID-19 assistance while employed by Cargill.  
  • Personal disaster and catastrophic disaster. Eligible events include tornado, blizzard, typhoon, wildfire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, house fire, in-home flooding, etc. 
  • Death of an employee. 

Employees are allowed to receive one grant for each disaster related event, including both short term and long-term assistance. 

Are my expenses eligible?
Eligible expenses for COVID-19 Relief must have been incurred within the last 12 months.

  • Housing (hotel/ temporary housing/ rent/ mortgage/ security deposit)
  • Food
  • Childcare
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity, sewer)
  • Transportation
  • Reasonable Funeral or Burial Expenses

Examples of eligible expenses for catastrophic or personal disaster relief include:

Short-term Expenses - Expenses must have been incurred occurred within 45 days of the qualified event (for qualified personal and natural disasters) 

  • Short-term temporary housing/shelter (hotel)
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation

Long-term Expenses – Expenses and Event must have occurred within the last 120 days. 

  • Housing (rent/ mortgage/ security deposit)
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation (repairs, payments, replacement)
  • Insurance deductible
  • Essential appliances and furnishings
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity, sewer)
  • Childcare
  • Reasonable Funeral or Burial Expenses

Eligible expenses for death of an employee must have been incurred within the last 12 months. 

  • Housing (hotel/ temporary housing/ rent/ mortgage/ security deposit) 
  • Food 
  • Childcare 
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity, sewer) 
  • Transportation 
  • Reasonable Funeral or Burial Expenses 

All expenses must not be reimbursable or covered by insurance, any government/statutory program (example: FEMA in the U.S.), loans, or other means to be eligible for assistance. 

What are ineligible expenses?
The following are examples of expenses that DO NOT qualify for assistance:

  • Legal/ court fees
  • Adoption
  • Expenses with divorce or custody issues
  • Debt/ loans/overdue bills (excluding mortgage)
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages due to missed time from work

For a complete set of FAQs, click here.

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.

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