United Way Of Southern Nevada And Clark County Emergency Food And Shelter Program Announces Over $1 Million Available In Funding For Emergency Assistance Programs

Organizations providing emergency food and shelter services are encouraged to apply by February 24, 2023

LAS VEGAS- United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) and the Local Board of the Clark County Emergency Food and Shelter Program are proud to announce that Clark County public and private organizations now have the opportunity to apply for $1,288,950 in federal funds for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs (EFSP). EFSP funds are federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Clark County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program distributed $9.9 million to provide over 588,000 meals and more than 51,200 nights of shelter. EFSP funds were also used to support 2,680 households with emergency rental assistance.

To apply, there is a mandatory applicant webinar that organizations must view in order to be eligible to apply. The recorded webinar will be available beginning Thursday, February 2, 2023, at uwsn.org/EFSP and must be viewed no later than Friday, February 24, 2023, at 5 pm. Applicants must certify that they have viewed the webinar, which includes application instructions and codes.

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 the 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; 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board; and 7) be registered with HMIS. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. To learn more about the funding, please visit the UWSN EFSP website at uwsn.org/EFSP.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is overseen 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 Federation of North America, The Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in Clark County.

The Local Board for Clark County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program determines how the federal funds are to be distributed among the emergency assistance 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. Members of the Local Board include representatives from local governments, nonprofit service agencies, and faith-based organizations.

If you have questions relating to this application process, please address them in emails to EFSP@uwsn.org or call 702-892-2300.


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