Lafayette, Colorado – July 17, 2018 The Emergency Food and Shelter program grant application is now open. This grant is federal funding made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The combined board serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties has been chosen to receive and disburse funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the counties. The board is chaired by Foothills United Way and includes representatives of local government, faith communities, the American Red Cross, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, the Salvation Army, and Community Food Share. For 2018, Boulder County will receive $82,668 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs around the counties.
Funding is open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and governmental units in Boulder County providing one or more of the following services: mass shelter, other shelter, served meals, other food, rent and mortgage assistance, and utilities assistance. Eligible organizations must also: be able to receive federal funds, practice nondiscrimination, and have a voluntary board if they are a nonprofit.
Applications are available HERE and will be accepted through July 27, 2018 by 5 p.m.
Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply. A technical review session will take place July 30-August 7 for staff to ensure submissions are complete prior to the board’s evaluation. During the evaluation period, the board may ask further questions of applications and conduct site visits prior to awarding funding.