UWNNS EAF Organization Application


United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra's Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF)

2020 Application Instructions & Guidelines

Our funding focus is serving northern Nevadans who have been most impacted or lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic and assist them in meeting basic, immediate needs when they have no other resources. Funds will be allocated to non-profit organizations and units of government who have experience in delivering direct assistance to people in need. The intent of the Emergency Assistance Fund is to supplement and expand current available resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services, or to start new programs.

Eligibile organizations are invited to request funds to provide emergency food, shelter, one-time rental/mortgage and utility assistance to people in need. Applications and forms can be downloaded below. A complete application will include the application form and the applicable category form(s). 

UWNNS has announced the first and second wave of recipients, and a list can be found on our main Emergency Assistance Fund Page. Organizations that did not receive funding in the initial phases do not need to apply again. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funding allows. Applications that are submitted by June 3rd will be reviewed on June 4th.


1. EAF Instructions

2. EAF Application


3. EAF Category Forms:

Served Meals

Other Food

Mass Shelter

Other Shelter

Rent Assistance

Utilities Assistance


If you have any questions, please contact us at communityimpact@uwnns.org