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.
EFSP Funding period for Phase 34 is December, 1st 2016- September, 30th 2017
Phase 35 Award Announcement: Linn County $55,045
Phase 35 applications will be released by Mid-April 2018