Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Delaware County Emergency Food and Shelter Board

Seeking Proposals- PHASES 39 & ARPA


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, Friday, March 11, 2022, 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 ($59,532) under Phase 39 and ($183,999) under Phase ARPA of the EFSP. Please pay special attention to which Phase you are applying under, how much is available under that Phase and use the appropriate application for that Phase (linked below). 

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

Agencies must also acquire a DUNS number before applying. 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. 

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

Blank Application Form- Phase 39

Blank Application Form- Phase ARPA

EFSP Program Changes

EFSP Phase 39/ARPA Preliminary Notice

EFSP Manual (Most Recent Version, Phase 35)

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

Additional Program Forms:

Metered Utility Verification Form

Sample Food Voucher

Sample Spreadsheets

Sample Rent/Mortgage Letter