Criteria for Eligibility of Funds

  • Must be a private voluntary non-profit with 501(c)(3) status or units of government
  • Have an accounting system that is audited annually
  • Practice non-discrimination
  • Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
  • Must have a voluntary board, if they are a private organization
  • Must have a Federal DUNS number

Requirements for Agencies Receiving Grants

  • Provide a written summary of the project or program at the end of 12 months from the time funds were disbursed. Failure to provide a written summary will preclude the possibility of additional funding in the future.

Each proposal must be in writing and should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Timeline of project/program
  • Budget of how funds will be utilized

Submit with proposal with the following attachments:

  • Most recent fiscal year-end audited financial statement, and interim financial statement
  • IRS determination letter documenting the agency’s non-profit 501(c)(3) status
  • Most recent Form 990 (must cover the same fiscal period as the submitted audit)

Submission Details for (ESFP Phase 36)


To request a grant application please call:  Moricina Fain at 423-220-1229
The deadline to submit grant application is 4:30 p.m. on July 11, 2019.
Mail or deliver the original application to:
United Way of Carter County, TN 210 S Hills Dr., Elizabethton, TN 37643

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