The High Point City/Davidson, Guilford Counties Jurisdiction of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) has been awarded funds for Phase 40 and State Set-Aside funding to supplement emergency food, utilities, and shelter programs.

This award is made by a National Board that is chaired by the 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 Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and United Way of America.

The intent of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is to supplement and expand ongoing efforts of local social service agencies to provide shelter, food, and help people with economic (not disaster related) emergencies.

A Local Board is charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs run by local social service agencies in high-need areas around the country.

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) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Qualified agencies are urged to apply. The deadline to submit funding applications for consideration is Tuesday, July 18, 2023, by 11:59 PM. If you have any questions, contact Traci McLemore, United Way of Greater Greensboro, 336-378-6616.

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United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) offers two distinct strategic partner grants to help local children, adults, and families leave poverty: Poverty Relieving or Poverty Ending.

Poverty Ending Grant funds are open to programs or collaboratives providing services that offer clear ways for people to leave poverty by increasing and maintaining their annual household income above the federal poverty threshold. These programs will support United Way’s Bold Goal efforts to help 3,000 households leave generational poverty by 2030 by contributing to the progress of at least 125 households.  This grant is for up to two years, and the available annual investment is approximately $250,000 per year.

Poverty Relieving Grant funds are open to programs or collaboratives providing services that help people find and stay on pathways out of poverty through cradle-to-career supports and services for basic needs, access to healthcare, and financial stability.

The grants process for 2023-24 investment is closed. For funding beginning in 2024, the Requests for Applications will be released in the fall. For questions or more information, please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at or (336) 378-6613.


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