Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

Alamance County has been chosen to receive $64,714 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs for Phase 40. Funding is based on our jurisdiction’s total number of unemployed as compared to the total number of unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions.    

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 people from United Way of Alamance County, Alamance County Government, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Faith Community distributes the funds awarded to Alamance County among 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 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, they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying organizations that have been providing services for at least one year may apply. 

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Sally Gordon at United Way (336-560-2548) (sgordon@uwalamance.org) for more details. Submit applications by February 13th at 5pm.