Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

OTSEGO COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Otsego County has been chosen to receive $24,534 from Phase 37 and $34,978 from Phase CARES to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Through the Phases 37 and CARES, Otsego Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of local religious and health & human service agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Otsego County are to be distributed. Priority will be given to agencies providing food and housing. 

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Melissa Ryberg at mryberg@unitedwaydo.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is May 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the Emergency Food and Shelter Program please visit: https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm

EFSP quick reference guide for eligible grant activities: /sites/unitedwaydo.org/files/EFSP%20Quick%20Reference%20Guide.pdf