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The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is Now Accepting Grant Applications in Boulder Colorado for the Next Funding Cycle

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.

For more information contact Tiernan Doyle by phone 303-895-3426 or email Tiernan.Doyle@unitedwayfoothills.org

Download Boulder County EFSP Phase 35 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.