Emergency Needs Grants Available For Local Nonprofit Organizations

Frederick, MD:  Nonprofit and government organizations serving Frederick County have an opportunity to receive immediate Federal funding for basic emergency needs.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s National Board awarded $110,288 to the Frederick County Continuum of Care Coalition (FCCCC), formerly known as the Frederick County Homeless Coalition, for emergency basic needs including nutritional support and housing. Funding is provided through a grant program of the Department of Homeland Security. Funds will be awarded to nonprofit organizations serving individuals in the following categories:

  • Food services (including congregate meals, food purchases and home delivery, e.g. Meals on Wheels)
  • Cleaning supplies for shelters and feeding sites
  • Small equipment purchase under $300
  • Rent/Mortgage/Utility assistance
  • Mass shelter, including emergency off-site hotel/motel lodging

Applicants may include a request for administrative funds, up to 2% of the total request. (For example, a request of $1,000 may include $20 for administrative expenses and $980 for the other categories listed above.)

Applications will be submitted through The Community Foundation of Frederick County’s grant application system. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. The application can be accessed at https://www.FrederickCountyGives.org/EFSP40. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that applications are only accepted from organizations, individuals are not eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit or government organization, provide services and use other organizational resources in the area in which they want funding, and practice nondiscrimination. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to deliver emergency shelter and assistance programs. All awarded funds must be used by April 1, 2024.

Applicants are required to have a UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) which replaces the DUNS number previously used.

FCCCC Grants Committee is responsible for determining which applicants receive this money. It monitors the programs that receive the funds and provides accountability reporting to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s National Board.

FCCCC is made up of members of local nonprofit organizations, public agencies and residents.

Additionally, EFSP National Board has been awarded $75 million in humanitarian relief funding for the purposes of providing shelter and other services to families and individuals encountered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These funds are solely intended for migrants crossing the southwest border and encountered by DHS.

For more information, contact Kathryn Welty at 301-606-0753.