The application process for these grants has now closed.

The purpose of the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) program is to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to assist people experiencing a severe economic crisis that is not the immediate result of a natural or man-made disaster situation.

United Way of Greater Greensboro will open the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 39 and ARPA-R grant funds application on Friday, January 28, 2022. Download the application here.

Grant Eligibility and Restrictions:
Local agencies chosen to receive fuds must be ale to adhere to the following:

  1. Be private voluntary non-profits, faith-based, or units of government
  2. Not be barred or suspended from receiving Federal funding
  3. Have a checking account and sign up for EFT (cash payments are not allowed)
  4. Pay vendors directly within 90 days of services provided
  5. Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by the Local Board
  6. *Have a Federal Employment Identification Number (FEIN)
  7. *Have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number
  8. Have a valid email address for program communication and electronic signature process
  9. Conduct an independent annual audit if receiving $100,000 or more in EFSP funds
  10. Conduct an annual accountant’s review if receiving $50,000 to $99,999 in EFSP funds
  11. Conduct annual audit, if expending $750,000 or more in Federal funds, in compliance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at 2 CFR 200 of the Office of Management and Budget (Uniform Guidance)
  12. Be providing services and using its other resources in the area in which they are seeking funds
  13. Practice non-discrimination (those agencies with religious affiliation wishing to participate in the program must not refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds
  14. Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit and to the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families
  15. Have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and shelter programs
  16. Have ability to fulfill all reporting requirements as requested

*Federal Employee Identification (FEIN)-FEIN numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue Service at no cost at,

*Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number – DUNS numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet at no cost at,

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


Emergency Food and Shelter Program: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief Funding for City of High Point/Davidson, Guilford Counties (4th Quarter)

The application process for these Grants has now closed.

Funding Source: The National Board for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program opened the initial application period April 19, 2021- April 30, 2021, for funds made available under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA). Any nonprofit, faith-based or government agency that can document expenditures made to migrants encountered by DHS at the southern border may be considered to receive funds for eligible services provided; current or former EFSP participation is not a requisite for application submission in ARPA.

Read the full notice by clicking here.


Strategic Partner Grants 2022

To support achieving our Bold Goal of 3000 households leaving generational poverty by 2030, United Way will make investments through Strategic Partner Grants beginning July 1, 2022.

The application process for 2022 Strategic Partner Grants is now closed.  For questions or more information, please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Impact Manager, at


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