Emergency Food & Shelter Program

These are Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

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.

Wahkiakum County - Phase 39 and Phase ARPAR

Agencies serving Wahkiakum County are encouraged to apply for funding for Phase 39 and Phase ARPAR. Applications are due Thursday, October 12, 2023.  Click here to download the Phase 39 application and click here to download the Phase ARPAR application.  Please call us or email with any questions. 

Wahkiakum Press Release

Phase 41

We have received word that Phase 41 will be released soon. We have not received any information regarding the amount that has been allocated to Cowlitz County, but will update this as soon as we know.

Additional Spending Period

We have completed the necessary steps to extended the spending period of Phases 39, ARPAR & 40 to 12/31/23.

Quick Reference Guides

Agencies may apply under the following categories:

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