EFSP

$43,696 in federal dollars available to support basic needs in Logan County

Logan County has been chosen to receive $43,696 to supplement food, shelter, and utility assistance programs in the county under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  Any nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides these services may apply for funds.  
 
EFSP funds must be used to supplement food and shelter services and may not be used as seed money for new programs. The key responsibility of participating organizations is to provide assistance within the intent of the program. 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;
  • Supplies, including but not limited to cleaning supplies, and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people, not exceeding $300 per item.
The application and complete details are available below.  The deadline to apply is Noon on Monday May 18.  The local Logan County EFSP Board will convene on Tuesday May 19 at 10:00 a.m. to determine how the funds will be distributed.  The meeting will be held via Zoom to comply with social distancing guidelines.
 
Under terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:  1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have a sound accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have an active board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
 
The amount of $43,696 to be used in Logan County was allocated by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; and United Way World Wide. The National 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.  These dollars represent both Phase 37 of the program and money earmarked from the recent CARES Act.

APPLICATION - Deadline is Monday May 18 at Noon
Click here for the Logan County Emergency Food & Shelter Program Application 
(Microsoft Word file.  Download, complete, re-save, then e-mail back.)

FAQ'S AND GUIDELINES FOR HOW YOU CAN USE THESE FEDERAL DOLLARS

Complete EFSP User Manual

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
Please e-mail completed applications here.  If you have additional questions, you may contact United Way at (937) 592-2886.