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Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF)

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and Agencies for Emergency
Basic Needs Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS)

Deadline Date:

03/31/20 Noon


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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188694

Term of Contract:

The first spending period for funds is April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds will be allocated to non-profit organizations and units of government who have experience in delivering direct assistance to people in need.

Eligible applicants must:

- Not charge any fees for funded services
- Be a non-profit or governmental agency- Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
- Have a checking account
- Have a Federal Tax Identification Number (Federal EIN)
- Have an annual organization audit available upon request
- Practice nondiscrimination
- Already be providing services in the area in which the agency is seeking funding
- If a private nonprofit, have a voluntary board
- Comply with all program reporting and audit requirements

Pre-Application Information:

Initial deadline for applications: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Noon.

Other basic needs – if your agency has identified other basic, immediate needs that are not listed above, please contact Kelly Stevens to inquire about

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Kelly Stevens

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Geographic Focus:

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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