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.

2020-2021 Emergency & Basic Needs Funding Grants 

Food Assistance:

Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $37,035.32
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Food Assistance | $8,888.83
The Salvation Army

Removing Immediate Barriers to Safety or Work:

No One Without a Home | $12,591.68
Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center

Assisted Transportation | $22,665.74
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Special Assistance | $18,517.86
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Pocket Change | $18,517.86
Operation Threshold

All-Purpose Aid | $7,406.60
The Salvation Army 

Rental Assistance:

Disaster Services - Preparedness, Response and Recovery* | $16,369.55
American Red Cross

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) | $12,591.68
Operation Threshold

Rent/Utility Assistance | $12,591.68
The Salvation Army

Shelter:

Disaster Services - Preparedness, Response and Recovery* | $16,369.55
American Red Cross

Housing Services | $33,332.20
The Salvation Army

Utilities:

Crisis Utility Assistance | $10,000
Operation Threshold

Total Emergency and Basic Needs Grants | $210,509