EFSP Funds Available to Nonprofits

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) application are now CLOSED. 

There are two phases of EFSP this round: Phase 37 and Phase Cares Act. Each phase has its own application.
If you are applying for multiple parishes, submit only one application but include a budget for each parish you are applying for.
 
apply for phase 37  apply for phase CARES

DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 26, 2020

Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $1,370,232. Funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage & utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.
 
What is EFSP, Phase 37, and CARES Allocations?

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established in 1983 by Congress with the intent of supplementing local efforts to provide emergency shelter and food to people in need. The EFSP National Board governs the EFSP Program. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was appropriated supplemental funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in FY 2020 in the amount of $200 million. This funding will be allocated to local jurisdictions and distributed during the same period as Phase 37.

 Learn more about Phase 37 and CARES Allocations.

IMPORTANT Watch the Overview and Guidence Webinar (You will be required to download the free Adobe Connect Application)
 
Eligibility
Only non-profit organizations or units of government in these parishes are eligible to apply and must abide by the following: 
  1. Be a non-profit organization with a voluntary board or government agency, 
  2. Be eligible to receive Federal funds,
  3. Have a financial control system that allows for effective control over and accountability for all funds,
  4. Practice non-discrimination, 
  5. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

 

Distribution of Funds

PARISH

PHASE 37

PHASE CARES

Jefferson

$187,345

$267,101

Orleans

$182,560

$260,278

Plaquemines

$8,944

$12,752

St. Bernard

$20,250

 $28,870

St. Tammany

$103,087

$146,972

Tangipahoa

$62,692

$89,381

Total

$564,878

$805,354

 

Questions?
Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, & St. Tammany TapB@UnitedWaySELA.org