Application Information

Applications for Emergency Food and Shelter funding must be made through our local board, through the link at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications to be received is May 19, 2020. The Emergency Food and Shelter program is a rapid response program, and the local board typically has less than 30 days from the time an award is announced to submit our local board plan.

Application availability is announced through our eNewsletter and we strongly urge you to register if you do not already receive it, as it is the fastest notification. It is also advertised in the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun, emailed to previous year contacts and posted on

An Agency interested in applying must have DUNS and FEIN Numbers. If you do not, we urge you to apply immediately. Both numbers can be obtained free of charge.

EFSP is a federal grant with strict documentation requirements. Agencies must demonstrate the ability for appropriate financial accounting and document retention.


Formal Appeals Process

There is a formal appeals process that has been established to address funding decisions made by the local board. Appeals must be made in writing and directed to the Local Board within 10 days of the date of the award letter. Appeals will be heard by a meeting of the local board where a quorum of voting members is present.



The application must be complete and attachments are required. Complete guidance on the program, what funds can be used for, documentation requirements etc. is available on the National EFSP website.

Phase 37— Spending period - 01/01/2020 - TBD
Phase CARES— Spending period  01/27/2020 - TBD
Phase 38— award amounts have not yet been awarded

These three required attachments must be uploaded with your application:

  • Financials: Agency’s total current year budget AND prior year's year-end actual.
    • We fund already existing programs, and must see the program area assistance (food, etc.) in financials that demonstrates the services are already being provided. If it is lumped into a single line item, add a breakdown for that line.
  • Program Specific Budget: Current program area budget (food, etc.) AND prior year's year-end actual.
    • The program budget must include the whole program, it can't just show EFSP funds.
  • Board of Directors list: if the organization is a non-profit
    • Must include name, address, phone # & email address.
    • if government entity, upload an organizational chart including the contact information above

The deadline for applications to be received is May 19, 2020. For questions or help applying, you can request an appointment for Virtual Office Hours.

National EFSP Account- LRO's should log into their account now to ensure information is accurate. Payments are made to the EFT information on file, if your banking information has changed submit a new EFT form to national ASAP to avoid delays in receiving payments. The form is available in your national EFSP account.

If the organization has not received funds in the jurisdiction before, you may request an account on this form.    © 2020 Jennings County United Way