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Emergency Food and Shelter Program

About the Funding Opportunity

There is no active funding opportunity at this time. If you are interested in applying for funds through this program in the future, please contact Tarra McFadden.

 

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
Quick Reference Guides for EFSP Projects

Phase 39 Funding

Phase 39 Funding

On May 3, 2022, the Local Board allocated $255,946 in EFSP Phase 39 funding to the following programs: 

Agency Service Category Award Amount
Family Support Center Mass Shelter $249,000
Volunteers of America - HYRC Mass Shelter $40,525
YWCA Mass Shelter $29,050
South Valley Services Mass Shelter $12,615
Utah Community Action Rent/Mortgage $33,200
Salt Lake County Administration $5,118
TOTAL  $255,946

Phase ARPA-R Funding

Phase ARPA-R Funding

On May 3, 2022, the Local Board allocated $791,067 in EFSP Phase ARPA-R funding to the following programs: 

Agency Service Category Award Amount
Catholic Community Services Served Meals $437,346
The Road Home Mass Shelter $243,400
First Step House Served Meals $63,000
Shelter the Homeless Served Meals $39,410
Salt Lake County Administration $7,911
TOTAL $791,067

Phase 38 Funding

Phase 38 Funding

On December 16, 2020, Local Board allocated $371,827 in EFSP Phase 38 funding to the following programs: 

Agency Service Category Award Amount
The Road Home Mass Shelter $249,000
Volunteers of America - HYRC Mass Shelter $40,525
YWCA Mass Shelter $29,050
South Valley Services Mass Shelter $12,615
Utah Community Action Rent/Mortgage $33,200
Salt Lake County Administration $7,437

Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought grief to every corner of our nation, taking the lives of over 790,000 people. FEMA is committed to reducing the financial burden of these deaths and is providing individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses with funding for eligible costs. Since FEMA began the program, over one billion dollars in assistance has already been distributed.

FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Like other federal assistance, these funds cannot be used in duplication of other programs.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance provides guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded. Instructions on how to apply for this assistance through FEMA’s dedicated helpline at 1-844-684-6333 can also be found on the website.

Helpline representatives are trained to provide personal application support and answer any questions regarding program eligibility. All questions should be referred to the FEMA Helpline or its website, https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance, for more information.

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