The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

EFSP is a restricted federal grant that 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. The EFSP funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. This funding is meant to supplement and expand current resources and is not to be budgeted. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only. 

Eligible organizations can request up to $50,000 for each Phase. All EFSP funding decisions are made by the EFSP Local Board.