Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funding

Apr 23, 2024 | Funding, News


Request for Proposals

Phase 41 Funding Award and Distribution

Local Board 655000 of the ND Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been awarded federal funds made available to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the emergency food and shelter national board program.

Local Board 655000 has been selected to receive a Phase 41 grant totaling $41,230 which is to be distributed to emergency food and shelter programs in the ND South Region.  The ND South Region includes Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, and Sioux counties. Local Board 655000 is charged to distribute the funds, appropriated by Congress, to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

Local Board 655000 has identified the following priorities for Phase 41 funding:  Mass Shelter, Served Meals, and Other Food.

  • Mass Shelter: Intended to allow mass shelter providers to provide on-site housing for clients. The rate to provide mass shelter on a per diem basis is $12.50 per person per day.  Mass shelter is defined as five or more beds in one location.
  • Served Meals: Intended to allow mass feeding programs to purchase food items, items used to prepare and serve food, and other food-related items to assist in the mass feeding of eligible clients. The rate for mass feeding is $3.00 per meal.
  • Other Food: Intended to allow local agencies such as food pantries and food banks to pay for the purchase of food items, food vouchers and food gift cards/certificates to assist in the feeding of eligible clients.

Under the terms of the grant, 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, and (5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.  Note: if an agency is a private voluntary nonprofit, the agency must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Applications are restricted to addressing supplemental service activities specified within any of the three eligible program activities, listed above. No other types of activities will be considered. A single application may request funding to support one or more eligible program activities for Phase 41 funding.

This grant opportunity is supplemental; supplanting current funding with Phase 41 funding is not permitted. No application may request funding to support any specific activity event (i.e., food or shelter related activity) that has already been obligated to another funding source. For example, no application can seek funding for a meal, purchased food, or a night’s shelter that has already been obligated to or paid for by another account. Applications should seek funding for supplemental needs not otherwise previously covered.

Agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Maggie Anderson, mdanderson@midco.net or 701-224-0588 for an application. The deadline for submission of completed applications is Friday, May 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT.

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