GRANTS

NEW! Requests for Proposal: Housing And Community Recovery Grants 2021-2022

Through the generous support of philanthropist Mackenzie Scott, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to offer a grant pool of $1,000,000 for innovative solutions to address housing disparities as part of our focus on ending poverty. We seek proposals by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021 to support 300 households in Greater Greensboro to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Secure permanent housing.
  • Maintain permanent housing.
  • Purchase home as first-time homebuyers.

Strategies to achieve these goals can address gaps in existing services and resources. The scope of services can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Rental and utility assistance and eviction prevention
  • Foreclosure prevention and mortgage assistance
  • Case management and supportive services
  • First time homebuyer assistance

Grants will be awarded for a minimum of $100,000 not to exceed the available pool of $1,000,0000. Please click here to view the full RFP guidelines and submission information (updated 3/23/3021).

The following templates are available for download and are required as part of the RFP. Please see the full RFP guidelines and submission information (linked above) for a listing of all requirements.

Please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Impact Manager, at carie.barrow@unitedwaygso.org with any questions.

Strategic Partner Grants

In Greensboro, 57,000 people and 25% of children are living in poverty.  United Way finds this unacceptable which is why we’ve created a community-wide network of Strategic Partners that work together to end poverty.

United Way accepts grant applications from human service organizations through an open and competitive process.  Volunteer-led committees called Impact Councils select programs based on their abilities to produce outcomes that reduce the number of children, families and adults living in poverty. This “open funding” model allows United Way to invest donor gifts into local programs with proven solutions that are decreasing poverty.

Future grant opportunities will be listed here. Please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Impact Manager, at carie.barrow@unitedwaygso.org.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief Funding for City of High Point/Davidson, Guilford Counties

Funding Source: The National Board for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program will open an application period in mid-April 2021 for funds made available under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA), for the purposes of providing humanitarian relief to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the funds to the National Board on March 18, 2021. The total available funding is $110 million. Eligible organizations that provide shelter, food, transportation, basic health and first aid, COVID-19 testing and associated medical care needed during the quarantine and isolation, and other supportive services may apply. Most of the funding is anticipated to be awarded to services organizations from the southern border states where the greatest needs are expected to be met, but organizations in all states nationwide may apply if they are serving this population of vulnerable people. Current EFSP participation is not a requisite for application submission.

Applicant agencies must be nonprofit, faith-based, or governmental and provide eligible services to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). All agencies must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number to apply for funding.

The ARPA Humanitarian Relief Application consists of five categories of service. All expenditures made by agencies must fall within one of the categories.

Primary- incudes food and shelter

Secondary- includes, but not limited to, health/medical services

Administrative- includes, but not limited to temporary staff, permanent and voluntary staff overtime, and postage

Equipment & Assets- includes purchases and leases, and necessary renovations to make facilities safe, sanitary, and compliant with local codes (e.g., showers)

Transportation-includes local and long-distance travel (e.g., taxi, bus, air, train) for families and individuals encountered by DHS and for agency staff that may be required to assist them. Proof of payment or receipts must be submitted to substantiate services provided.

Eligible Applicants

Service agencies that wish to be considered for an award must:

  • Be a nonprofit, faith-based or governmental entity that provided humanitarian relief to families and individuals encountered by DHS.
  • Submit completed application with required documentation.
  • Provide the agency’s Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number –https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/
  • Provide the agency’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)- All agencies applying for this funding opportunity must have a FEIN number. FEIN numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at no cost. Link for FEIN http://www.irs.gov
  • Apply on or before the deadline for each quarter. The deadline will also appear on the application. The application will be available via the EFSP website, efsp.unitedway.org under the Supplemental Funding Information tab .

Notes:

  1. Any agency that participated in the EFSP in the past and has outstanding compliance exceptions must resolve them prior to the release of funds.
  2. Current EFSP participation is not a requisite for application submission.

ARPA Humanitarian Relief Application Schedule:

Quarter

Application Available

Eligible Reimbursement Period

 Application Submission Deadline

1

4/19/2021-4/30/2021

1/1/2021 – 3/31/2021

4/30/2021

2

7/15/2021 – 7/31/2021

1/1/2021 – 6/30/2021

7/31/2021

3

10/15/2021 – 10/31/2021

1/1/2021 – 9/30/2021

10/31/2021

4

01/15/2022-1/31/2022

1/1/201 – 12/31/2021

1/31/2022

Qualified agencies are urged to apply. The application will be available via the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org  under the Supplemental Funding Information tab.

Questions:   Contact Traci McLemore, United Way of Greater Greensboro, 336-378-6616.

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