FEDERAL FUNDS, awarded through the
Department of Homeland Security
AVAILABLE FOR COOS COUNTY
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS
$26,205 Phase 37 funds and
$37,361 CARES funding available for Coos County
Coos County, OR. June 5, 2020- Public or private 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds for Coos County must apply through Oregon Coast Community Action by Friday, June 30, 2020.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
1) be private voluntary non-profits 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.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Individuals cannot apply for this funding.
Agencies interested in applying for funding in Phase 37 and/or CARES funding should complete the online application; Access to the online application can also be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; Paper copies can be requested/submitted but must be typed; Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Electronic submission is preferred. To request a paper copy please contact Laura Hunter at EFSP@ORCCA.US or 541-435-7097
APPLICATIONS must be received by JUNE 30th 2020
For more information contact Laura Hunter at EFSP@ORCCA.US or 541-435-7097
The intent of the EFSP
EFSP is intended to supplement and expand existing food and shelter services available in the local community. It is a needs-based program and program dollars must not be earmarked for particular clients. Funding is meant to serve and benefit the entire community.
The program is governed by a national board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Locally, the program is a model of public-private cooperation. The local EFSP board is composed of representatives of the same organizations as those on the national board – with a local government official replacing the FEMA representative. The local board includes a homeless or formerly homeless person as a member. The national board awards funds to jurisdictions based upon a formula and local boards decide which agencies and services are to receive funds.
Each Local Recipient Organization (LRO) will be responsible for certifying in writing to the Local Board that it has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the Eligibility Program Costs and reporting standards and any other requirements made by the Local Board.
For a local agency to be eligible for funding it must:
• Be nonprofit or an agency of government;
• Not be debarred or suspended from receiving Federal funding;
• Have a checking account and sign up for EFT (cash payments are not allowed);
• Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by the Local Board;
• Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN);
• Have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number issued by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and provide along with other required associated information;
• Have a valid email address for program communication and electronic signature processes;
• Conduct an independent annual audit if receiving $100,000 or more in EFSP funds; conduct an annual accountant's review if receiving $50,000 to $99,999 in EFSP funds. See Annex 12, pg. 103.
• Conduct annual audit, if expending $750,000 or more in Federal funds, in compliance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at 2 CFR 200 of the Office of Management and Budget (Uniform Guidance);
• Be providing services and using its other resources in the area in which they are seeking funding;
• Practice nondiscrimination (those agencies with a religious affiliation wishing to participate in the program must not refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds;
• Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit; and,
• To the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families, through employment, volunteer programs, etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services.
For more information on Eligible expenses, category info sheets, Duns form, EFSP Manual or how to apply for a Duns number please visit
For questions that can't be found on the more info page you can contact Laura Hunter at EFSP@ORCCA.US or 541-435-7097
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