Emergency Food & Shelter Nonprofits in Calcasieu Can Apply For Grants

January 11, 2021, by Tami

efsp_2021.pngEmergency Food & Shelter Nonprofits in Calcasieu Can Apply For Grants

United Way of Southwest Louisiana Chosen to Oversee Emergency Services Grants for FEMA

LAKE CHARLES, LA, January 11 – United Way of Southwest Louisiana is accepting grant applications from nonprofits assisting residents in Calcasieu parish with food and/or shelter. The federal grant is available for distribution in Calcasieu parish and applications must be submitted by January 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

The Emergency Food & Shelter FEMA Board has allocated Phase 38 funds of $96,185 to supplement emergency food and/or shelter programs in Calcasieu parish. Appropriated by Congress, these funds help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people across the country based on population, unemployment and poverty rates.

Nonprofit organizations may apply by submitting an application to United Way of Southwest Louisiana by 4:00 pm on January 27, 2021. Criteria for funding requires the organization to fill all of these qualifications: nonprofit governed by an upaid board, have a qualified accounting system with annual audits, practice non-discrimination, have a DUNS number, be assisting Calcasieu parish residents and demonstrate a proven capacity for administering local emergency food and/or shelter programs.

Any nonprofit meeting the qualifications can download the application online at unitedwayswla.org/efsp

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About United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana is an authority on recognizing, measuring and mobilizing the resources to target community needs in Southwest Louisiana with a focus on four pillars: Education, Economic Mobility, Health and Basic Needs. For over 80 years, we have responded to needs in Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu and Jeff Davis Parish that improve the quality of life for all residents.