Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Delaware County Emergency Food and Shelter Board

Seeking Proposals- PHASE 41


The Delaware County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, representing local service agencies, is seeking proposals for emergency food and shelter services. Appropriate non-profit agencies are requested to submit proposals (applications) by 12:00pm, Thursday, April, 25 2024, to United Way of Delaware County via email in PDF format to bfeller@uwaydelaware.org.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are distributed to counties statewide. The program is administered nationally by the United Way. Delaware County has been awarded funds ($72,723) under Phase 41 of the EFSP.  

Proposals should address priorities such as homelessness, re-housing, homelessness prevention assistance and food insecurity.

NEW: Agencies must acquire a Unique Entity Identifier number at SAM.gov to apply. Agencies that receive between $50,000 to $99,999 must conduct an annual accountant's review or an independent audit if receiving greater than $100,000. Applicants are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the reporting guidelines and requirements of this federal grant prior to submission. Please note: these are federal funds administered by United Way of Delaware County at no cost to the United States government and should not be confused/portrayed as a United Way grant, allocation or collective impact partnership. 

Questions may be directed to: Brandon Feller, United Way of Delaware County. Applications and grant guidelines may be downloaded below:

 Please Review Prior to Applying

EFSP Website: https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm

EFSP Phase 41 Blank Application- Complete and Return

EFSP Phase 41 Key Program Dates

Additional Program Forms:

Metered Utility Verification Form

Sample Food Voucher

Sample Spreadsheets

Sample Rent/Mortgage Letter