Douglas County legal - 31791

Emergency Food & Shelter

Program Funds Available

Federal funds made available through the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s

Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA) have been awarded to jurisdictions

in the state of Nevada for the Emergency

Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) for Phase

40. Initial funding decisions were made by a

National Board that is chaired by FEMA 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 National Board was charged

to distribute $130 million appropriated by the

U.S. Congress in FY22 to help expand the

capacity of food, shelter, and rent/utilities

assistance programs in high-need areas

around the country. The EFSP was created in

1983 to supplement and expand the work of

local social service agencies, both nonprofit

and governmental, in an effort to help people

with economic (not disaster-related, i.e.

fire, floods, tornadoes, etc.) emergencies.

A Local Board of volunteers will determine

how the funds are to be distributed among

the emergency food and shelter programs

run by local service agencies in the area. The

program is administered locally by United Way

of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS).

East Slope has been awarded $9,584 and

includes Carson City and Douglas, Storey,

and Mineral Counties.

Under the terms of the grant from the National

Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds


1) be a private voluntary nonprofit, a faithbased

organization, or a governmental

organization; 2) be eligible to receive Federal

Funds; 3) have an accounting system and be

prepared to submit required documentation;

4) practice nondiscrimination; 5) have

demonstrated the capability to deliver

emergency food and/or shelter programs

through an existing program; and 6) if they

are a private voluntary organization, have a

voluntary board.

Past EFSP participation is not a requirement.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Eligible agencies serving Lyon County can

access the application and instructions online

at beginning March 1, 2023.

For technical assistance, contact UWNNS at or (775) 322-

8668. All applications must be received

by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15,



Pub Date: March 8, 2023 Ad # 31791


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