You still have time to apply for Grant Funds! Emergency Food & Shelter Funds Applications are now available

Sep 10, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Association has designated Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) to be the Local Resource Organization for the $29,912 to be distributed through the EFSP program to organizations who provide emergency food and shelter in Waldo County. Applications are now open through Sept 30, 2020.

EFSP and CARES funding supports special emergency assistance in the areas of food, shelter, or rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, and is to be expended by March 31, 2021, with a final report due to WCAP by April 30, 2021. Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds are intended to help with those services already provided through agencies’ annual budgets.  These funds may not be used to create a new program. The minimum award amount is $500 with a maximum of $10,000.

Funding decisions are made by the Local Board of community volunteers, under the guidance of the State Set-Aside Committee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

To be eligible for funds, an organization must: hold a 501(c)3 tax designation; have adequate accounting and information systems to support required documentation; practice nondiscrimination; demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter services in Waldo County; have a DUNS number and document a current valid volunteer board.

Applications are due by 5 pm, Wednesday September 30, 2020  to Applications may be mailed to Waldo Community Action Partners P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or placed in the drop box at 9 Field St Ste 200 in Belfast.

Here is the link to the application! or visit

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