Federal Funding to Supplement Emergency Food & Shelter Programs in Maricopa County: Deadline 2/21/17
Monday, February 13, 2017
Federal Funding to Supplement Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Maricopa County
Deadline: February 21, 2017
The Local Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in Maricopa County is requesting proposals for funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county for Phase 34. The amount of funding expected for Phase 34 is $1,818,920.00. The selection of jurisdictions receiving any awards is made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities and United Way of America. Funding may be made available by a federal appropriation from Congress to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The Local Maricopa County EFSP Board will distribute allocated funds through this program that will expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in Maricopa County. The local board, made up of local representatives of local government, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities, the Native American Community, United Way of America, the Association of Arizona Food Banks and the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness will determine how the possible funds awarded to Maricopa 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 available under this phase of the program. The WHEAT organization is acting as the administrative agency for the Local Maricopa County EFSP Board.
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
- be 501 (c)(3) non-profits or units of government,
- have an accounting system,
- practice non-discrimination,
- have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food
- and/or shelter programs and if they are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, have a voluntary board.
The Local Maricopa County Board will consider the awarding of funds to local organizations for the following purposes:
- Food, in the form of served meals or groceries,
- Lodging in a mass shelter,
- One month's rent or mortgage payment.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Individuals cannot apply for this money.
Apply to: Agencies interested in applying in Maricopa County may email WHEAT at wheat@HungerHurts.org for a Password and User ID to access the online application form. The application will be available beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Please call or email WHEAT at 602-955-5076 or wheat@HungerHurts.org for more information. The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 2:00 pm. Questions concerning this process may be directed to WHEAT by email wheat@HungerHurts.org or by telephone at 602-955-5076.