Federal funding available to local nonprofits
Last Updated: 15:48 October 14, 2013
A local board will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.
The funding is through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.
The board consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.
The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.
The local board is chaired by Foothills United Way and includes representatives of local government, local faith communities, the American Red Cross, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and Community Food Share.
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must be 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and have a voluntary board. For full eligibility, contact Foothills United Way.
The local board will consider the awarding of funds to local organizations for the following purposes:
Food, in the form of served meals or groceries
Lodging in a mass shelter or hotel
One month's rent or mortgage payment
One month's utility bill
Local organizations interested in applying for the funds must contact Kelli Kanemoto, EFSP local board chairwoman at Foothills United Way at 303-444-4013 or email@example.com for an application. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23.
The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
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