Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding is federal funding awarded through the Department of Homeland Security. EFSP was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts.

EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding. Local Boards are convened in those qualifying jurisdictions to determine the highest need and best use of funds and to select Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) that will provide emergency food and shelter services. GWRC oversees the local funding process for EFSP.

Please visit the EFSP website for more information about this program

Phase 41

The EFSP Local Board for Virginia Planning District 16 is soliciting project applications for Phase 40 EFSP funding. EFSP funding is Federal funding awarded through the Department of Homeland Security. All relevant documents are available below.

Applications are due: May 13, 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

EFSP Phase 35 Manual | EFSP Phase 36 Addendum | EFSP Phases 37 & CARES Addendum | EFSP Phase 38 Addendum | Phase 39 and ARPA-R New Guidance

EFSP Phase 41 Funding Announcement

EFSP Phase 41 Application Form

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If you have any questions, please contact Sam Shoukas, Local Board Chair at 540-642-1578 or Shoukas@gwregion.org.