APPLICATION PROCESS FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM
The Los Angeles County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has an open competitive application process. When funding becomes available, applications are completed on-line utilizing Cybergrants. Paper applications are not accepted.
Notice will be available on this website of the RFP release and availability to complete applications. When available, the RFP will consist of two separate steps:
Step One - Eligibility Quiz
Step Two - Emergency Food and Shelter Program Application
(After successfully completing the Eligibility Quiz, you will be presented with drop down menu to select the category in which you are applying).
Applications emailed or mailed/delivered to United Way WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. To mitigate any potential technical issues, we highly encourage applicants to apply early.
Agencies must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding:
• Be nonprofit or an agency of government;
• Not be debarred or suspended from receiving Federal funding;
• Have a checking account and sign up for EFT (cash payments are not allowed);
• Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by the Local Board;
• Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN);
• Have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number issued by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and provide along with other required associated information;
• Have a valid email address for program communication and electronic signature processes;
• Conduct an independent annual audit if receiving $100,000 or more in EFSP funds; conduct an annual accountant's review if receiving $50,000 to $99,999 in EFSP funds. See Annex 12, page 103.
• Conduct annual audit, if expending $750,000 or more in Federal funds, in compliance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at 2 CFR 200 of the Office of Management and Budget (Uniform Guidance);
• Be providing services and using its other resources in the area in which they are seeking funding;
• Practice nondiscrimination (those agencies with a religious affiliation wishing to participate in the program must not refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds;
• Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit; and,
• To the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families, through employment, volunteer programs, etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services.