Call for Phase 37 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and 2020 CARES Act Applications

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The Salvation Army Chatham County Service Unit is pleased to accept applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 37 and the CARES grant funds. Applications are due via email or postal mail by
5:00 PM on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Applications received after the due date/time will not be considered.

Brief History:
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the “Jobs Stimulus Bill,” Public Law 98-8. That legislation created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

The EFSP was authorized under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (P.L. 100-77 signed into law on July 24, 1987, since renamed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and subsequently reauthorized under P.L. 100-628, signed into law on November 7, 1988). Since 1983, in its 29-year history, the EFSP will have distributed $3.8 billion to over 14,000 human service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the country through this collaborative effort between the private and public sectors.

Under the guidance of the National Board and direct supervision of the Local Board, The Salvation Army serves as administrator for our jurisdiction. These funds are awarded only in Chatham County.

Grant Eligibility and Restrictions:
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must be able to adhere to the following:
1) Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government
2) Not be barred or suspended from receiving Federal funding
3) Have a checking account (cash payments are not allowed)
4) Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by local board
5) *Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
6) *Have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number
7) Conduct and provide a copy of an independent annual review if receiving $50,000 -$99,000 /or an independent annual audit if receiving $100,000 or more in EFSP funds, and follows OMB’s Uniformed Guidance if receiving $750,000 or more in Federal funding.
8) Be providing services and resources in Chatham County in which they are seeking funds
9) Practice non-discrimination
10) Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit
11) To the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families
12) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
13) Have ability to fulfill all reporting requirements as requested

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