Emergency Food and Shelter Program: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief Funding for City of High Point/Davidson, Guilford Counties (3rd Quarter)

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. Eligible organizations that provide shelter, food, transportation, basic heath and first aid, COVID-19 testing and associated medical care needed during quarantine and isolation, and other supportive services may apply. Most of the funding is anticipated to be awarded to service organizations from the southern border states where the greatest needs are expected to be met. 

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

The 5 categories of service for the ARPA Humanitarian Relief Application are: 

1. Primary– incudes food and shelter 

2. Secondary– includes, but not limited to, health/medical services 

3. Administrative– includes, but not limited to temporary staff, permanent and voluntary staff overtime, and postage 

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

5. 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 


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 (October 15th thru October 31st). 
  • Provide the agency’s Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number. Link for DUNS Number 
  • 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 Apply on or before the 3rd Quarter Deadline – 10/31/2021. The application will be available via the EFSP website, under the Supplemental Funding Information tab. 


  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 EXPIRED
2 7/15/2021 – 7/31/2021 1/1/2021 – 6/30/2021 EXPIRED
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,  under the Supplemental Funding Information tab.

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

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


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