EFSP Notice

CUYAHOGA COUNTY WILL BE AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Congress has approved $120 million nationally to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The amount awarded to Cuyahoga County will be determined later.

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.

A Local Board made up of local government, nonprofit partners, local Foundations and Federations, United Way, et al. will determine how the funds awarded to Cuyahoga County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits 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, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Cuyahoga County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to organizations including, but not limited to, The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, Salvation Army, Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center, and many more.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must download the application from United Way of Greater Cleveland’s website or pick up an application from United Way, 1901 East 13th Street 3rd Floor, Cleveland 44115. Applications will be available June 3, 2019. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Applications submitted after July 5th will not be considered.

PHASE 36 SHELTER PROGRAM APPLICATION
PHASE 36 FOOD PROGRAM APPLICATION

Any questions may be directed to Danielle Crawford, dcrawford@unitedwaycleveland.org, or Darlene Lugo, dlugo@unitedwaycleveland.org.