Disaster Relief Assistance

With the recent weather issues causing major disasters here are some Texas State and National resources to help you navigate through this tough time. This is not an exhaustive list as any local resources would only be available in certain areas.

Texas Health and Human Services – https://www.211texas.org/ or Dial 2-1-1 or call 877-541-7905

IAMAW – https://www.goiam.org/resources/

Union Plus Benefits – https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/home-auto/disaster-relief-grants

American Red Cross – Please contact your local chapter or 1-800-RED-CROSS for immediate assistance following a disaster. To find a shelter or register as Safe and Well, please click here.

The Salvation Army – https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/help-disaster-survivors/ Or call 1-800-725-2769

FEMA – https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4781/designated-areas or Helpline at 800-621-3362

Do not forget to check if your workplace has any employee assistance programs. Also check insurance policies which may be held on home, car, and other vehicles and items, any medical, supplemental, and life insurance policies which may be through work, Union Plus Benefits, American Income Life, or Employee Benefit Systems.

Scholarship Opportunities and Information

Deadline for applications is Jan 31, 2024.

There are currently 3 Scholarships sponsored by the Texas AFL-CIO,

3 Scholarships sponsored by Tarrant County CLC, AFL-CIO, and

1 Scholarship sponsored by Doctors Guild #4

2024 IAM Scholarship Competition – Deadline is Feb 2, 2024

Amount of the Awards

Awards to members are $2,000 per academic year. They are granted for a specific period from one to four years to enable the member to earn a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification.

Awards to Children of Members are:

  • College – $1,000 per academic year. All awards are renewed each year until a Bachelor’s degree is obtained up to a maximum of four years.
  • Vocational/Technical School – $2,000 per year until certification is reached up to a maximum of two years

Union Plus Scholarships Applications due Jan 31, 2024


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Information on Vocational training and schools