Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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Foothills United Way is now accepting applications for $90,000 in grants
February 9, 2017 – LAFAYETTE, Colorado: The local Emergency Food and Shelter grant application is NOW available. This grant is Federal funding made accessible through the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. 
Funding is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide one or more of the following services: mass shelter, other shelter, served meals, other food, rent & mortgage assistance and utilities assistance. 
Each year, the Local Boulder County Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress in order to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county. The board is chaired by Foothills United Way and includes representatives of local government, local faith communities, the American Red Cross, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and Community Food Share. In 2016, Boulder county programs received $102,475 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 16 by 5 p.m. During March 9-23, the board will evaluate and will further question the applicants; they will conduct site visits prior to awarding funding as well. 
For more information contact Rosemary Thompson by phone 303-895-3412 or email Rosemary.Thompson@unitedwayfoothills.org 

Download Boulder County EFSP Phase 34 Application

Download EFSP Manual

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created by the federal government in 1983 to supplement the work of local social service organizations to help people in need of emergency food and shelter assistance.  This collaborative effort between the private and public sectors has disbursed more than $3.4 billion in federal funds.
For more information regarding the EFSP program click here or for information on EFSP programs in Boulder and Broomfield counties, contact Foothills United Way at 303-444-4013.