Emergency Food & Shelter Phase 40

Harrison County has been awarded $25,970 in federal funds made available through Phase 40 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

This funding is available to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter National Board programs. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; Th e Jewish Federation of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is now charged with distributing funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board, made up of representatives from United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties, The Salvation Army, County government, American Red Cross, The West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, local clergy and non-affiliated volunteers will determine how the funds awarded to Harrison County, Jurisdiction 898800, are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds that might become available under this phase of the program.

Under terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of 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; and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. All agencies participating in the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) must provide their Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Agencies applying for these federal funds must have a UEI. The National Board used the DUNS previously, but the DUNS is now obsolete and is not acceptable for entities receiving federal funding. Th e federal government stopped using the DUNS Number to uniquely identify entities. Now, entities doing business with the federal government or receiving federal funds must use the UEI created in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

If your entity is registered in SAM.gov, you already have your UEI, and it is viewable in SAM.gov. Remember, you must be signed in to your SAM.gov account to view entity records. All SAM.gov registrants have been assigned their UEIs and can view them in SAM.gov. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must submit an application. Applications can be found at unitedwayhdc.org. Please contact Brad Riffee or Aimeé Comer at briffee@unitedwayhdc.org / 304-624-6337 with any questions. Applications and all required documents must be submitted online at unitedwayhdc.org no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Applications that are late and/or incomplete will not be considered.CONTACT United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties Brad Riffee, Executive Director Office: 304-624-6337 Email: briffee@unitedwayhdc.org.