Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding

 

EFSP PHASE 37 & CARES PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Christy Lieuallen
Executive Director
A: PO Box 1134, Walla Walla, WA, 99362
P: 509-529-1183
E: christy@uwbluemt.org

United Way of the Blue Mountains, to receive Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding; applications requested from local nonprofits.

Monday, May 7, 2020-

Umatilla and Morrow Counties have been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The United Way of the Blue Mountains, OR has been chosen to receive funding for phase 37 and CARES.  Under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Umatilla County will receive $35,066 for phase 37 and $49,994 for CARES.

Walla Walla  County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The United Way of the Blue Mountains, Washington has been chosen to receive funding for phase 37 and CARES.  Under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Walla Walla County will receive $30,594 for phase 37 and $43,618 for CARES.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from 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 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.

The Local EFSP Boards will determine how the funds awarded are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in our area.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

1) Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government
2) Be eligible to receive federal funds
3) Have an accounting system
4) Practice nondiscrimination
5) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and
6) If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Funding Priorities

Program funds are used to provide the following, as determined by the Local Board in funded jurisdictions:

- Food, in the form of served meals or groceries/food boxes
- Lodging in a mass shelter or hotel
- One month's rent or mortgage payment
- One month's utility bill

In keeping with the emergency nature of this award, submit applications online, no later than 3:00PM Monday, May 18th, 2020.