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Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Phase 38 Funding

Posted: 11/11/2020

The Salt Lake County Mayor's Initiatives & Special Projects team is seeking applications from emergency food and shelter organizations in Salt Lake County for Phase 38 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). The Phase 38 funding period will be from January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

  1. Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit or agency of government in good standing with the IRS;
  2. Have an accounting system;
  3. Practice non discrimination (agencies with a religious affiliation, will not refuse service to a client based on religion, nor engage in religious proselytizing or religious counseling in any program receiving Federal funds))
  4. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and
  5. Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply in anticipation of receiving the final Phase 38 EFSP award notice from the national EFSP Board.

Please review the following to ensure that the activities and costs you are submitting for consideration are eligible.


Download the Salt Lake County EFSP Phase 38 Application

Completed applications must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2020 to:

Questions related to the program may be addressed to:

Tarra McFadden
Mayor’s Initiatives and Special Projects
Salt Lake County
2001 South State Street, Suite N4-930
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575

CARES Act Funding

On May 27, 2020, Local Board allocated $490,792 in EFSP Phase CARES funding to the following programs: 

Agency Service Category Award Amount
South Valley Services Mass Shelter $15,000
Volunteers of America-Geraldine King Mass Shelter $136,875
Asian Association of Utah Rent/Mortgage $40,000
Utah Community Action Rent/Mortgage $60,000
Family Support Center Mass Feeding $36,500
First Step House Mass Feeding $50,000
Volunteers of America-HYRC Mass Feeding $62,416
Shelter the Homeless Mass Feeding $79,686
Family Support Center Supplies/Equipment $500
Salt Lake County Administration $9,815
  TOTAL $490,792

Phase 37 Funding

On May 27, 2020, Local Board allocated $344,423 in EFSP Phase 37 funding to the following programs: 

Agency Service Category Award Amount
The Road Home Mass shelter $210,849
VoA Homeless Youth Resource Center Mass shelter $56,226
Utah Community Action Rent/Mortgage $46,855
YWCA of Salt Lake City Mass shelter $23,428
Salt Lake County Administration $6,885
  TOTAL $344,243


About the Funding Opportunity


EFSP board organizations

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.

The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red CrossCatholic Charities, USAThe Jewish Federations of North AmericaNational Council of the Churches of Christ in the USAThe Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Fact Sheet

Homeless Services
2001 S State St  N4-930
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575