Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in Southwest Wyoming are urged to apply for federal funds awarded to United Way of Southwest Wyoming through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Donor Name: United Way of Southwest Wyoming
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $70,833
The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to identify nonprofit organizations and local government agencies, known as Local Recipient Organizations (LROs), to provide services for EFSP Phases 39 and ARPA-R.
Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in Southwest Wyoming are urged to apply for federal funds awarded to United Way of Southwest Wyoming through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Qualifying agencies and amounts are: Sweetwater County, $70,833; Fremont County, $47,500; Lincoln County, $17,100; Sublette County, $11,800 and Uinta County, $22,450.
- All agencies applying for EFSP funds must provide their DUNS number and FEIN in their applications. Failure to provide these numbers will prevent or delay the release of funds to agencies.
- Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: DUNS numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) at no cost.
- Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): FEIN numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at no cost.
- Any nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides food and shelter services may apply for funds. Current or former EFSP participation is not required for participation.
- EFSP funds must be used to supplement food and shelter services and may not be used as seed money for new programs. Agencies may receive funds to provide food, shelter and supportive services, including, but not limited to:
- Food services, such as congregate meals or groceries;
- Lodging in a mass shelter, or in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter facility limited to 30-days assistance per individual or household;
- One month rent or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure;
- Utility assistance for one month of service for gas, electric and water service; and
- Supplies, including but not limited to cleaning supplies and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people, not exceeding $300 per item.
- Collaborative, multi-organization/agency applications from a group of service providers serving the same community or communities are eligible for consideration. These applications should clearly identify the organization/agency, which will serve teas fiscal agent/lead.
- Applicants should be prepared to assist any qualifying individual or family seeking assistance in their designated County in need of emergency food and/or shelter.
- Funding is not intended to make up for budget shortfalls or to be considered a separate line item in an annual budget.
- EFSP funds should supplement an existing project. The funds are not to start new projects or to stop a project from closing.
- EFSP fund cannot be used to replace federal, state, or city grant contracts.
- Agencies must be financially able to front all the funding since payment may not come until later into the project.
- Funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people and is not intended to solely support Local Board member agencies or local government.
- Funding service providers are required to comply with local ordinances.
- Matching funds must be documented and included in the project application.
For more information, visit UWSW.