EFSP Application Phase 37




Orange County has been chosen to receive $352,759 in PHASE 37 and CARES Act Funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 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 the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

Phase 37     $145,425
CARES Act $207,334 


To be eligible to apply and receive federal EFSP funds, an applicant organization must:
1. Be nonprofit or an agency of government.
2. Expend funds for food, meals, rent/mortgage assistance, and utility assistance only.
3. Expend funds to supplement existing food, meal, rent/mortgage assistance and utility assistance services, not as a substitute for other program funds or to start new programs and must be expended within the program year as to be defined by the National Board.

4. Provide services to residents and transients within Orange County, NY.
5. Provide services free of charge.
6. Serve people in need without discrimination (age race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, economic status or sexual orientation), must be sensitive to the specialized needs of homeless individuals with mental and physical disabilities and the needs of those transitioning from temporary shelter to more permanent housing, and must facilitate access for homeless individuals to other sources of services and benefits.
7. All expenditures must be paid for LRO by check, LRO credit card, or LRO debit card payable to the vendor (e.g. food bank, landlord, utility company, etc.). No cash payments are allowed with EFSP funds. All payments must be made for the exact amount of the purchase at the time of purchase. No pre-paid accounts are allowed.
8. Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by the local board
9. Have a Federal employer identification number (FEIN) AND a DUNS number.
10. Conduct an independent audit (EFSP funds $50,000 or more) or independent financial review (EFSP funds $25,000 to $49,999) if EFSP funds exceed applicable guidelines.
11. Currently providing EFSP eligible services and utilize other agency resources in supporting these services.
12. Practice nondiscrimination in service provision, employment, and volunteer utilization.
13. Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit.
14. Have appropriate disaster recovery planning that ensures continuity of services and records retention in the event of a disaster.
15. Comply with any other restrictions on use of Federal funds for lobbying or other regulated activities.
16. Submit all required reports completely and on time.

Proposal Submission

Please submit your proposal with all required materials. All applications must be submitted online in their entirety by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22nd

Please note: Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted or reviewed. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

Proposal Submission

Questions related to this request for application should be submitted in writing to Melissa Clark at mclark@uwdor.org.


 Required information is completed in full
 Application is signed by authorized representative 

 Narrative of program is attached

 All required documents are attached: 

Agency operating budget
Program budget(s) for areas requested above
Copy of most recent annual audit or financial statements (if request is over $25,000) 
Roster of agency’s volunteer board
Counterterrorism form
Fiscal Agent Certification, if applicable

 Proposal submitted in its entirety


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