Cascade County will receive $76,943 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency and ARPA.
Cascade County organizations that provide emergency food and shelter are encouraged to apply for funding under this program. 
The funding includes $18,809 from the federal government’s emergency food and shelter program and an additional $58,134 available this year due to American Rescue Plan Act.
To receive funds local agencies must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private organization, they must have a volunteer board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. 
The local board made up of representatives from the American Red Cross, Opportunities Inc., Salvation Army and faith-based organizations will make funding decisions. United Way of Cascade County President Gary Owen oversees the board.
Organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can get an application by contacting United Way of Cascade County by clicking here, by emailing Gary Owen at or by calling 727-3400 ext. 100. 
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, March 7.