Foundation / Corporation
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS)
Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible regions for projects to address the basic needs of residents affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Funding is intended to provide emergency assistance with rent or mortgage payments, utility payments, shelter, and food to people in need. Funds will be available to residents in the service area of United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra which includes Carson City and the following counties: Washoe, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and White Pine.
Funding focus is serving northern Nevadans who have been most impacted or lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and assist them in meeting basic, immediate needs when they have no other resources. The intent of the Emergency Assistance Fund is to supplement and expand currently available resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services, or to start new programs.
The following are activities eligible for funding:
A. Served Meals - Any food used in served meals (cold or hot); cost of transporting food to site or client; per meal allowance of $2.
B. Other Food - (nonperishable/perishable) – For food banks/pantries and other food providers. Eligible expenses include food purchased for distribution and transportation expenses related to the delivery and distribution of purchased and donated food.
C. Mass Shelter – (on site shelter with 5 or more beds in one location). Direct expenses associated with housing a client (supplies, linens, etc.); transportation costs; daily allowance of $7.50 per client.
D. Other Shelter - Off-site emergency lodging (room and tax only) in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter. Limited to 30 days assistance. An agency may not operate as a vendor for itself or another Local Recipient Organization (LRO).
E. Rent/Mortgage- Past due rent or mortgage payment (P&I only); current rent or mortgage due within 5 calendar days; first month’s rent; lot fee for mobile homes. Limited to one month’s costs for an individual/family.
F. Utilities - Past due bills, or current bills due within 5 calendar days; for gas, electricity, oil, water, reconnect fees. May pay budget or actual amount. Limited to one month’s amount that is past due at the time of payment or current one month amount. One-time delivery of firewood, coal, or propane.
GrantWatch ID#: 188694
The first spending period for funds is April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email application documents to:
USA: Nevada: The service area of United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra which includes Carson City and the following counties: Washoe, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and White Pine
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