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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Title: FEMA Phase 36

Program Year: 2019

Proposals Due: August 1, 2019

Fill out this proposal: RFP Cover and application reviewed by National office Phase 36 and submit in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside with the RFP title, due date, time of submission and applicants name to:

C/O Alexa Joyce

225 N Barron St. 

Eaton, OH 45320


Solicitation: The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is soliciting proposals from applicants qualified, responsible and willing to provide services to the community in compliance with all solicitation specifications and requirements contained or referenced herein.



Preble County was selected as qualifying jurisdictions to receive funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s National Board which is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), created in 1983, supplements and expands the work of local social service agencies which help people with economic emergencies. The original authorizing legislation (PL100-77) specifically calls for “sensitivity to the transition from temporary shelter to permanent homes and attention to the specialized needs of homeless individuals with mental and physical disabilities and illness and to facilitate access for homeless individuals to other sources of services and benefits.”

Special emphasis shall be on the identification of and assistance to the elderly, families with children, Native Americans, veterans, and mentally and physically disabled. EFSP funds must onlybe used to supplement rent/mortgage and utility assistance and feeding and sheltering efforts. This is the statement of what FEMA funds.

EFSP local boards have been charged with coordination of the process for distribution of funds to service providers in Preble County.

Allocations for 2018-2019 will be:

Preble                        $7,661

Once the proposals are in, the Local Boards will convene, review the proposals, and determine the allocations to be distributed.


Program Eligible Activities

The intent of this program is for the purchase of food and shelter, to supplement and expand current available resources.

Funds may not be used as a substitute for other programs funds, nor to start a new program.  Funds may not be used for emergency assistance for victims of natural disasters.