United Way of Southern Nevada's Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund (EACN)
2020 Application Instructions & Guidelines
The United Way of Southern Nevada’s Emergency Assistance & Community Needs Fund was established in March 2020 to help Southern Nevadans in times of natural disasters, global pandemics, and other emergency challenges. The Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund is funded through the generosity of corporate and community donations.
United Way of Southern Nevada is the Secretariat for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and is responsible for managing the allocation and compliance process for EFSP funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA. As such, United Way of Southern Nevada will use the same process for the Emergency Assistance & Community Needs Fund wherein funds are distributed to local organizations with existing assistance programs to supplement local efforts to provide emergency shelter and food to people in need. Qualified non-profit community organizations and local units of government are invited to request funds to provide emergency food, shelter, one-time rental/mortgage and utility assistance to people in need.
Applications and forms can be downloaded below. A complete application will include the application form and the applicable category form(s).
EACN Category Forms (please download and save before opening):
Completed applications should be submitted to COVID19@uwsn.org. Although we have passed the deadline for our first round of funding, we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. New funding opportunities will be announced on our website at uwsn.org/COVID19 as additional funds become available, and we will consider applications at that time.
Please direct any application questions to COVID19@uwsn.org.