Federal and Deschutes County Emergency Food & Shelter Funds

United Way of Central Oregon was tasked with developing a distribution plan for over $412,000 in both County and Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds as well as funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to nonprofits operating in Deschutes County.

Deschutes County made available $78,400 and FEMA made available $81,742 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Deschutes County.

An additional $252,644 in funding was received from FEMA under ARPA-R American Rescue Plan Act-R.

A Local Board, made up of representatives from United Way of Central Oregon, Deschutes County government, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, the homeless population, local churches, senior services and healthcare services determined how the funds awarded for Deschutes County were distributed among existing local nonprofit emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

Fourteen Central Oregon nonprofits that currently provide emergency food and shelter programs in Deschutes County were awarded funding during this process.  This year’s award recipients include Assistance League of Bend ($9,500), Bethlehem Inn ($61,000), Council on Aging of Central Oregon ($40,000), Family Kitchen ($40,000), J Bar J Youth Services ($61,000), Jericho Road ($15,000), La Pine Community Kitchen ($15,000), Nativity Lutheran Church ($7,000), Saving Grace ($49,000), Shepherds House ($25,000), St. Vincent de Paul – Bend ($20,000), St. Vincent de Paul – Redmond ($10,000), The Giving Plate ($30,900) and The Salvation Army ($25,000),

In 2021, we distributed $191,00+ of Federal and County Emergency Food & Shelter Funds. This funding touched the lives of over 26,000 Central Oregonians through our 2021 Emergency Food & Shelter Partners.