Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

United Way of Linn County is charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress, through FEMA, in order to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary non-profits or units of government; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; have an accounting system; practice non-discrimination; and if they are a voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.  The Local Board, made up of representatives of non-profit agencies, community members, and local government representatives will make the allocations of funds once funds are available.   United Way of Linn County serves as the local administrator of these funds in Linn County.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can download application, required forms, and reference materials below.

Phase 35 Award Announcement:  Linn County $55,045

NOTE: LRO Certification forms will become available to you for esign after the Board has made its recommendations

Phase 35 Application Word

Phase 35 Application Pdf

FORM A - Required 

Reference Materials

EFSP Manual

LRO Criteria