Grand Forks County has been chosen to receive $18,365 through Phase 39 EFSP funds and $56,763 through EFSP ARPAR to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
This 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 Local Board, which consists of various agency representatives, is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Grand Forks County 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.
Agencies interested in applying MUST read the EFSP manual and submit the online applications by February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm. If you have questions, please contact Heather Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government.
Applicants must be eligible to receive federal funds which includes having your EFSP account up to date.
Applicants must have non-discrimination practices and policies in place.
Applicants must demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
Agencies that have a non-profit status, must have a voluntary board.
Applicants must have a FEIN and DUNS number.
Funding must be used to serve Grand Forks County residents only.
Applicants applying for rent/mortgage assistance or utility assistance are required to uphold the system established by the Local Board to ensure that no duplication of payment occurs. Multiple agencies may not provide assistance to the same client for the same service using EFSP Funds.
No individual, family or household may be charged a fee for service or be required to attend religious/counseling services with relation to assistance received under EFSP.