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 37 & Phase CARES

The EFSP Local Board for Virginia Planning District 16 is soliciting project applications for Phase 37 and Phase CARES EFSP funding. EFSP funding is Federal funding awarded through the Department of Homeland Security. All relevant documents are available below.

EFSP Phase 35 Manual | EFSP Phase 36 Addendum | EFSP Phases 37 & CARES Addendum

Local Funding Announcement

Local Funding Application Form

Backup Documentation Templates:

If you have any question, please contact Kate Gibson, Local Board Chair at 540-642-1579 or gibson@gwregion.org.