The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has recently given Grant County over $75,000 to fund local organizations that are providing food, shelter, and emergency financial assistance in the community. All non-profit and/or faith-based organizations are welcome to apply for a portion of these funds to help with their expenses.
"It’s a really simple grant application process that can significantly help organizations’ costs for these kinds of services." said Alicia Hazelwood, Executive Director of United Way of Grant County, "We would encourage any organization in Grant County that provides food, shelter, and other assistance to apply."
The funds are being administered through the United Way of Grant County, and applications are open to any organization that meets the following requirements:
- Nonprofit, faith-based, and governmental organizations that provide food, shelter, and supportive services within the intent of the program
- Submit applications to the Local Board for funding (point of contact can be obtained via the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org)
- Must have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number- http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
- Must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) - http://www.irs.gov
- Maintain a checking account in the organization’s name for EFSP deposits
- Pay vendors directly within 90 days for services provided
- Submit required reports
Eligible Services and Expenditures include:
- Food Services
- Shelter Services
- Supplies and Equipment Purchases
- Utility Services for Clients
Any agency interested in applying should contact Alicia Hazelwood, at the United way of Grant County, Inc. at 765-662-9811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Noon, April 13th for funding consideration.