Details for EFSP Emergency Food and Shelte

EFSP Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program PUBLIC NOTICE AVAILABLE FUNDING OF FOOD, SHELTER AND ENERGY PROGRAMS ST LOUIS CITY, ST LOUIS COUNTY AND JEFFERSON COUNTY IN MISSOURI AND MADISON COUNTY, MONROE COUNTY AND ST CLAIR COUNTY IN ILLINOIS HAVE 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. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency 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 Phase 38 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 agencies and volunteers who serve these counties will determine how the funds awarded to St. Louis City, St. Louis County and Jefferson County, MO and Monroe County, Madison County and St. Claire County in Illinois 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 made available under this phase of the program. 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 Phase 38 Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can access the application via the United Way of Greater St. Louis website, www.helpingpeople.org. Click on "AGENCY HQ" and scroll down and click on "Learn More About Funding Opportunities" to view eligibility requirements, deadlines and additional information on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program application process. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5:00PM.

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