The City of Staunton Has Been Awarded Federal Funds Under the Phase 39 Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program


United Way of Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro (UWSAW) received notification that The City of Staunton has been chosen to receive $7,186 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives 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 Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of civic leaders, religious leaders, community leaders and LRO (local recipient organizations) will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

The United Way SAW is urging local organizations that serve our citizens in the City of Staunton, in the areas of Emergency Food and Shelter, to apply for funds. Organizations interested in applying should email Kristi Williams at to receive the application.

The deadline for applications to be received is Wednesday, March 9, 2022 by 5:00pm.

To be able to receive a grant from the National Board, local agencies must meet certain criteria: 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 voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Organizations that have received funding in the past include: Valley Mission, Salvation Army, Verona Food Pantry and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

The EFSP National Board has awarded the City of Waynesboro to receive $6,772. For more information on how to apply for Waynesboro funding, please contact the Waynesboro Salvation Army.

For any additional information contact Kristi Williams, President and CEO of United Way of Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro at (540) 885-1229 and by email at