UPDATE: EFSG applications are due October 19, 2018.  

The FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has notified United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area that the Helena/Lewis & Clark County area has been awarded $17,007 in federal funds under the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Helena area.

If you are actively involved in the Housing First Coordinated Entry process please provide specific information of your involvement.  Active participants that are providing funding for diversion from homelessness, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, or permanent supportive housing your request will take priority.

A local board made up on community representatives will determine how the funds are to be distributed among Lewis and Clark County organizations currently providing emergency food & shelter services.

Local governments or local non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for the funds.  According to federal guidelines eligible applicants must have: an acceptable accounting system, practice non-discrimination, and have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs. Partnerships amongst multiple organizations will rank higher in the application process.

United Way of the Lewis & Clark Area is the administrative agent for the funds. Interested organizations must submit an application to the United Way Office, 75 E. Lyndale Street, Helena, MT/59601 by Friday, October 19, 2018.  For additional information call 442-4360.

If your organization is interested in applying for this year’s funding, please review the application requirements by clicking here.