To Communities in Need

Assistance to Communities in Need or those affected by Disasters

Communities in need is defined as those affected by a natural or human-induced disasters, or are experiencing crisis or displacements due to eviction, demolition or requiring intervention for sector-specific support.

Food Packs

This is a form of family food packs provided to the victims of disasters while they are inside evacuation centers or recovering from a disaster to enable them to meet their food requirements and prevent hunger. The contents of the food packs shall be In accordance with the DSWD standards. It may be provided up to a maximum of five days

Cash/ Food for Work (C/FFW)

With reference to Administrative Order No. 15 Series of 2008 or the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Cash/ Food for Work, the C/FFW is a short term intervention or transition support to provide temporary employment to distressed/ displaced individuals by participating in or undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction projects and activities in their communities or in evacuation centers as identified by the community. In exchange for the work rendered, program recipients are provided with cash/food to meet their requirement for food and other basic necessities.

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Day Care Centers (DCCs)

The Day Care Service is part of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Program which provides the early stage of socialization of children and supports the right of children: survival, development, protection and participation, and with nutrition intervention to improve the psychosocial development and physical growth. It is likewise the provision of supplementary parental care 3-5 year old children of parents who find it difficult to fully take care of the children during their work days.

The center is a 6×8 meters facility equipped with at least a restroom, washing and brushing areas, movable chairs and tables and may include kitchen and group handwashing area that would serve as venue for the provision of full range of health, nutrition, early education and social services programs to the young children.

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Senior Citizens Center

A place for the recreational, educational, health and social programs and facilities designed for the full enjoyment and benefit of the senior citizens. The center also provides continuing opportunities for the elderly to share their talents, issues and concerns and socialization between and among them.

The assistance for the construction of/ or repair/upgrading and construction of the centers for senior citizens shall follow the DSWD standards for structural design/ set-up.

 

Target Beneficiaries

Food Packs – The beneficiaries of this intervention shall be the vulnerable individuals and families in need or who are victims of disaster and are registered in the official master list of internally displaced population and/or are holders of the DSWD Disaster Family Access Card (DAFAC).

Cash for Work – The beneficiaries of the CFW shall be the vulnerable individuals, families and communities needing intervention/ support along disaster preparedness, mitigation or risk reduction, livelihood, food production and hunger mitigation projects or those undertaking disaster recovery and rehabilitation. The beneficiaries should at least be 18 years of age and are physically capable to undertake or participate in the scope and nature of project in the work or project site. For disaster participating in recovery or rehabilitation projects, priority shall be those holder of the DSWD Disaster Family Access Card (DFAC) as proof of their being victims of disasters.

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Day Care – The beneficiaries of the program shall be the children ages 3-4 years old and their families in areas where no existing DCCs is operating, areas with limited number of DCCs vis-ὰ-vis the number of day care children or areas with a number of partly and non-functional DCCs which needs immediate repair and improvement.

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Senior Citizens Center – The beneficiaries of the program shall be the senior citizens in areas where there is no existing Senior Citizens Center or areas with partly and non-functional SCCs that needs immediate repair and improvement.

 

Coverage

The assistance to be provided under this program will be in the form of the following:

Food Packs – the composition of food packs shall be in accordance to the prevailing standard composition and/ or cost of family food packs distributed during disasters or as approved by the Secretary.

Cash/Food For Work – the daily rate of CFW assistance shall be 75% of the prevailing daily wage rate per region set by the Regional Wages and Productivity Commission. The rate of assistance may be increased to 100% of the minimum wage, subject to severity or extent of the damage caused by the hazards to the population and the community, subject further to the capacity of the population to recover/regain their source of income/status of their economic condition. An 8-hour work per day is required to be rendered by the project beneficiaries who shall benefit from 100% wage equivalent. This may include asset rebuilding activities such as construction/repair of small infrastructures, communal farm planting and the likes. On the other hand, a 3-5 hour work per day shall be required from the beneficiaries who shall be granted with 75% of prevailing daily regional wage rate. On the average, each beneficiary may benefit from Cash-for-Work for ten (10) days. However, it may be extended up to a maximum of fifteen (15) days, in accordance with the need, as assessed by the DSWD Social Worker handling the intervention.

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Day Care Centers – The prevailing rate of assistance for the construction of a standard day care center amounts to a maximum of Eight Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php800,000.00) per center. Construction of a DCC shall be in accordance with agreed upon timelines. In case of delays due to force majeure or extreme situation, extension shall not be beyond three (3) months. A minimum amount of Php200,000.00 and a maximum amount of Php500,000.00 may be granted for the repairs and improvement of a DCC. Which may cover the repairs and roofing, ceiling and wall; and improvement of the washing facilities, separate comfort room and  others. Repair or upgrading shall be completed within agreed timelines and maybe extended up to one (1) month extension due to force majeure or beyond control of the Department or its implementing partners. The assistance of Php800,000 is limited for the construction and repair/improvement of the facilities only. Any excess amount needed for the completion of the project, to include the honorariums of the Day Care Workers, water and electric installation, and the likes,, shall be shouldered and/or as counterpart of LGUs and/or partners.

Construction and Repair/Improvement of Senior Citizens – The rate of the assistance for the construction per senior citizens center is P1,000,000.00. Any excess amount needed for the construction shall be shouldered and/or as counterpart of the LGUs and/or partners. The completion of the construction repair or upgrading shall be in accordance with agreed upon timelines of the projects which may be extended due to force majeure    beyond the control of the DSWD or implementing partners. However, extension for new construction shall only be for three months.

 

Requirements

Food Packs

  • Letter Request
  • Disaster or Incident Report
  • Certification from the Local Treasurer on the Non- Availability of Calamity Funds
  • Master list of Families Affected

Cash/ Food For Work

  • Project Proposal indicating details of the scope of work/ duration and number of beneficiaries
  • Disaster of Incident Report
  • Master list of Beneficiaries

Construction and Repair/Improvement of Day Care Centers

  • Certification from the Mines and Geo-science Bureau (MGB) or Local Building Official declaring the project lot/ site as safe for construction. No DCC should be allowed to be constructed in hazard prone areas.
  • Copy of notarized deed of donation(if donated) or documents attesting the availability of lot for construction or deed or lease/ possession of guarantee for long term of occupancy for at least 15 years.
  • Approved project proposals (document required for repair/improvement)
  • Bill of materials or bill of works (document required for repair/improvement)
  • The standard measurement of day care center should be 1 sq.m/child (floor area-indoors) and 3sq.m/child (outdoor).
  • The DCC floor areas should be 6×8 m and basically have restroom, hand washing and tooth brushing facilities, movable chairs and tables, floor mats/ rubber mats, cabinets (for storage of manipulative toys, story books, etc.)
  • Copy of the Sangguniang Bayan Resolution authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into an agreement with DSWD and/or providing material and financial support for the project

Construction and Repair/ Improvement of Senior Citizens Centers

  • Certification from the Mines and Geo-science Bureau (MGB) or the Local Building Official declaring the project lot/site as safe for construction. No DCC should be allowed to be constructed in hazard prone areas.
  • Copy of notarized deed of donation (if donated) or documents attesting the availability of lot for construction or deed of lease/ possession of guarantee for long term of occupancy for at least 15 years.
  • Approved project proposals (document required for repair/ improvement)
  • Bill of materials or bill of works (document required for repair/ improvement)
  • Copy of Sangguniang Bayan Resolution authorizing the Local Chief Executive to enter into an agreement with DSWD and/or providing material and financial support for the project.
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