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United Way serves as the chair of the local emergency food and shelter board.  

United Way serves as the chair of the local emergency food and shelter board.  The local board receives funds from the National Emergency food and shelter board to supplement existing services that meet critical emergency needs in the county, including food pantries, homeless shelters, home delivered meals, and other vital services.  

2020 Licking County set to receive Phase 37 $72,033 and $102,699 Phase CARES Supplemental funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. 

The deadline to apply for Phase 37 and CARES Act Funding is Friday August, 28th at 12:00pm (NOON). 

To apply click above and create your e-C IMPACT account.

The money that is awarded to Licking County is used to supplement existing services that provide emergency food and shelter services in the county.  

The selection was made by a National Board, which is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and consists of representatives from United Way of America, The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; and National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

The local board, which is composed of representatives from the county is now charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas in our communities. The local board is seeking applications from qualified service organizations (please see detailed list of qualifications below) serving the county.

Eligibility to receive funds

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must:

  1. Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government (If private voluntary organization, must have a volunteer board)

  2. Have an accounting system

  3. Practice nondiscrimination

  4. Areas eligible for funds are: Served Meals, Other Food, Mass Shelter (on-site), Other Shelter, supplies/equipment, and Building Code Repairs/Accessibility Improvements. Please view the application for further description.

  5. Must not have any outstanding reports due to the National Board.

  6. Have an FEIN and DUNS number.


EFSP funds must be used to supplement food and shelter services and may not be used as seed money for new programs. The key responsibility of participating organizations is to provide assistance within the intent of the program.

Agencies may receive funds to provide food, shelter and supportive services, including, but not limited to:

  • Food services, such as congregate meals or groceries;

  • Lodging in a mass shelter, or in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter facility limited to 30-days assistance per individual or household;

  • One month rent or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure;

  • Utility assistance for one month of service for gas, electric and water service;

  • Supplies, including but not limited to cleaning supplies, and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people, not exceeding $300 per item.