Southeastern North Dakota has been chosen to receive $47,199 in Phase 40 EFSP funding to emergency food and shelter programs in the region

Southeastern North Dakota has been chosen to receive $47,199 in Phase 40 EFSP funding to emergency food and shelter programs in the region. Southeastern North Dakota has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from local organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Southeastern North Dakota are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Southeastern North Dakota EFSP has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Churches United for the Homeless, New Life Center, the YWCA, Emergency Food Pantry, Great Plains Food Bank, Presentation Partners in Housing, Southeastern ND Community Action Agency, and Richland-Wilkin Food Pantry participating.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Sarah Hasbargen, Local Board Chair at or (701)232-2452 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, March 31st at 4:30 pm.