EFSP Phase 39 Funds Now Available

What is EFSP, Phase 39 Allocations  |  Eligibility  |  Distribution of Funds  |  Contact  |  Apply

 

 

There are two phases of EFSP this round: Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R. Each phase has its own application.

 

Jefferson, Orleans, 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 $638,511. 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.

Please note the spending period for Phase 39 is November 1, 2021 – April 23, 2023. If funded, EFSP funds must be expended within this time period.

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 21, 2022

What is EFSP, Phase 39 Allocations?

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) 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. Congress has appropriated $130 million for use in FY 2021 (Phase 39).

→ Learn more about Phase 39.

→ To better understand allowable costs and reporting expectations under each funded EFSP category, please download the EFSP Quick Reference Guides. (SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EFSP)

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EFSP

Per Meal Allowance: The per meal allowance will increase to $3 per meal for agencies using the per meal rate when providing congregate meals. 

Per Diem Allowance: Only the $12.50 per night rate will be allowed for agencies using the per diem rate when providing mass shelter services. 

Utilities: Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) may pay more than one-month utility assistance. LROs may now pay up to 90 days (3 months) for clients per phase if it is necessary to prevent disconnection of services. The Local Board may approve the payments, but no additional approval is required by the National Board. 
Rent/Mortgage: LROs may pay more than one-month rental or mortgage assistance. LROs may now pay up to 90 days (3 months) for clients per phase if it is necessary to maintain housing. The Local Board may approve the payments, but no additional approval is required by the National Board. 

Other Shelter (Hotel/Motel): LROs may pay more than one-month hotel/motel assistance. LROs may now provide up to 90 days of assistance for clients per phase if it is necessary to prevent homelessness. The Local Board may approve the payments, but no additional approval is required by the National Board.

 

IMPORTANT:

Watch the Overview and Guidance Webinar 

Review the Overview and Guidance Webinar (pdf)


 

Eligibility

Only non-profit organizations, faith-based, or units of government in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes are eligible to apply and must abide by the following:

  1. Be a non-profit with a voluntary board, faith-based, 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 39

Jefferson

$215,903

Orleans

$266,592

St. Bernard

$23,644

St. Tammany

$73,032

Tangipahoa

$59,340

Total

$638,511

 


 

Questions?

 

Tangipahoa  CammieP@UnitedWaySELA.org
Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany MaryA@UnitedWaySELA.org

 

 


Apply
 

Instructions: After completing your application, YOU MUST UPLOAD DOCUMENTS USING FORM BELOW. 

→ Download the Emergency Food & Shelter Program Phase 39 application.
→ Download the Fiscal Agent/Fiscal Conduit Relationship Certification form.

Note: If you are applying for multiple parishes, submit only one application but include a budget for each parish you are applying for.

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 21, 2022

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