Emergency & Basic Needs

It is vital for any community to have a safety net that provides for short term and immediate needs. Cedar Valley United Way invests in programs that focus on emergency and short-term outputs rather than outcomes, to provide services that assist those that have experienced a temporary setback or who face emergency situations.

These grants provide for needs in the areas of food, shelter, rental assistance and the removal of immediate barriers to safety or work. The investments must be between $10,000 and $75,000 annually. Clients served must have an income below 200% of the poverty level.

2016-17 Emergency & Basic Needs Funding Grants 

All Emergency & Basic Needs
Community Amelioration Initiative | $10,000
Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center

Food
Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $26,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Elderly Nutrition | $26,000
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Food Assistance | $20,000
The Salvation Army

Other Barriers to Safety or Work
Elderly Transportation | $36,000
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Special Assistance | $20,000
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Pocket Change | $20,000
Operation Threshold

All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $20,000
The Salvation Army 

Rent Assistance 
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
| $20,000
Operation Threshold

Rent/Utility Assistance | $20,000
The Salvation Army

Shelter
Emergency Shelter Operations | $20,000
The Salvation Army

Total Emergency & Basic Needs Grants | $238,000