EFSP Phase 40

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 40


Cowlitz County has been awarded Phase 40 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds, which are Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cowlitz County will receive $55,932.00 to assist emergency food and shelter programs locally.

United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties manages the local funding process. A local board made up of the national required representatives is assembled to determine how the funds awarded to Cowlitz County will be disbursed. 

These funds must be distributed to entities that:
1) are private voluntary nonprofits, faith-based organizations or units of government,
2) are eligible to receive Federal funds,
3) have an accounting system,
4) practice non-discrimination,
5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 
6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply!

Submissions are accepted by e-mail aheinlen@cowlitzunitedway.org or can be mailed to: United Way of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties, P.O. Box 1336, Longview WA 98632.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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Agencies may apply under the following categories:

You may apply for more than category, but the Local board will vote to approve and will decide exact amount for each category.