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Waldo Community Action Partners Emergency Food & Shelter Funds Applications are now available

The Federal Emergency Management Association has designated $29,912 to be distributed through the EFSP program to organizations who provide emergency food and shelter in Waldo County. Applications are now open through Sept 30, 2020.

EFSP and CARES funding supports special emergency assistance in the areas of food, shelter, or rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, and is to be expended by March 31, 2021, with a final report due to WCAP by April 30, 2021.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds are intended to help with those services already provided through agencies’ annual budgets.  These funds may not be used to create a new program. The minimum award amount is $500 with a maximum of $10,000.

Funding decisions are made by the Local Board of community volunteers, under the guidance of the State Set-Aside Committee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

To be eligible for funds, an organization must: hold a 501c3 tax designation; have adequate accounting and information systems to support required documentation; practice nondiscrimination; demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter services in Waldo County; have a DUNS number and document a current valid volunteer board.

The application may be downloaded here Grant Application PDF.pdf or as a word doc Grant Application.docx  All interested agencies are encouraged to consult Local Board member Dorothy Havey at or call 207-338-6809 ext 216 for additional information.

Applications are due by 5 pm, Wednesday September 30, 2020  to  Applications may be mailed to Waldo Community Action Partners P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or placed in the drop box at 9 Field St Ste 200 in Belfast.

Download WCAP Application Directions DOC here


Community Needs Survey

Community Needs Survey

We are asking the residents of Waldo County to participate in a confidential survey.  Some of the questions in this survey very personal and we appreciate your willingness to share information with us.  Please know that conducting this survey fulfills WCAP’s contractual obligation to regularly assess the factors that contribute to poverty in its region, as required of all recipients of CSBG funds. WCAP performs this assessment in full every three years and updates some parts annually.  The data collected from this survey provides a comprehensive look at the economic and social challenges facing the community. These findings will help WCAP identify existing gaps in services for low-income residents as well as opportunities to help them improve their economic, physical, and emotional well-being. Like previous assessments, it will also provide valuable information for other service providers in Waldo County.  Due the personal nature of the questions, this survey will be kept confidential, and your answers will not be publicly identified as yours. You also may choose to submit the survey anonymously. Thank you for taking the survey! Here is the link to the survey:

Click HERE to take WCAP Survey

Responses submitted by October 30th will be included in the survey


9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809