Publish September 3, 2021
Grants Available to
Food and Shelter Programs
Douglas County, MN has been chosen to receive $9,238 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. EFSP funds are federal funds made available through the US Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funding levels are determined by the federal based employment and poverty statistics.
These funds will help to provide emergency food and shelter for individuals and families as well as assistance for rent/mortgage payments to help people stay in their current housing. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:
-have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit
-have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
-if a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board
- Have expenses that have or will occur between Julyt 1st 2021 and October 31st, 2021
- Must not have any outstanding compliance issues with EFSP.
A local board coordinated by West Central MN Communities Action, made up of representatives from various Douglas County community organizations, will determine how the funds awarded to Douglas County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.
Please contact Kelli Minnerath at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, September 10th, 2021.