Emergency Food & Shelter Request For Proposal
MONROE COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
Monroe County will receive $95,543 for Phase 37 (FY 2019 annual funding) and $136,217 CARES (FY 2020 COVID-19 supplemental funds) jurisdictional allocations to be administered concurrently was announced on Friday, May 1, 2020.
The allocation made by a National Board, chaired by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, consists of a representative from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.  The Monroe County jurisdiction will create a Local Board and develop a plan to supplement organizations providing food, shelter, and supportive service, including, but not limited to: food services, lodging in a mass shelter or hotel vouchers, one-month rent or mortgage assistance, utility assistance, supplies or small equipment for mass feeding or sheltering not to exceed $300 per item. 
Any non-profit, faith-based, or local government agency that provides food and shelter services may apply for funds. To receive funds an agency must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits 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 voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Current or former EFSP participation is not required for participation. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Monroe County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with The Salvation Army, Family Promise of Monroe County, Pocono Area Transitional Housing, Monroe County Meals on Wheels, Women’s Resources of Monroe County and Pocono Services for Families and Children.
Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) applications for the Phase 37 and CARES allocation will be accepted by the Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office on or before May 18, 2020.  Return proposals in the format described in the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) packet to the Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office.  No applications accepted after May 18, 2020.  Please email Jennifer Strauch jstrauch@monroecountypa.gov for an application.
If you require any special accommodations to obtain or submit a proposal, please provide reasonable notice of your needs to the Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office, address, and telephone listed below.
 
Direct all questions, comments, or inquiries to:
Monroe County Fiscal Affairs Office  
Monroe County Administrative Center                                                                  Monroe County Board of Commissioners
One Quaker Plaza Room 204
Stroudsburg, PA 18360                                                                                      __________________________________
570-517-3190                                                                                                      Greg Christine, Chief Clerk/Administrator