Emergency Food and Shelter Program 2020

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Funding notice phases 37, 38 and CARES Funding.

The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has made funding available for emergency food and / or shelter services in Spokane County. These funds are Federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The intent of this program is for the purchase of food and shelter, to supplement and expand current available resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services or to start new programs.  

Eligible Applicant Organizations:

  • Nonprofit, faith-based, and governmental organizations that provide food, shelter, and supportive services within the intent of the program
  • Past EFSP participation is not a requirement
  • Submit applications to the Local Board for funding (point of contact can be obtained via the EFSP website, www.efsp.unitedway.org
  • Must have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number- http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
  • Must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) - http://www.irs.gov
  • Maintain a checking account in the organization’s name for EFSP deposits
  • Pay vendors directly within 90 days for services provided
  • Submit required reports
Any agency that is awarded funds that participated in the EFSP in the past and has outstanding compliance exceptions must resolve them prior to the release of funds.

To learn more about the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program, visit www.efsp.unitedway.org.

Thank you for your interest in Phase 37 (funding cycle from January 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021) and/or Phase CARES (funding cycle from January 27, 2020 to May 31, 2021)of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). $278,834 is available under Phase 37 and $397,538 under Phase CARES for eligible expenditures under EFSP guidelines for Spokane County.

Eligible organizations may submit a program application(s) for Phase 37 and/or Phase CARES with one or more spending category request per grant application per program to the Local EFSP Board no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2020.

Click here to begin the Application EFSP Phase 37 and CARES Application Form Spokane County

Click here to begin Application Form 6A and 6B Budget EFSP Phase 37 and Phase CARES

Click here to provide your information to receive up to date changes in regards to this funding.

    Additional Resources and Documents

    EFSP Phase 37 and CARES Clarification Guidelines

    Key dates for Phase 37 and CARES

    Phase 35 manual

    Fact Sheet for EFSP May 2020 Compliant

    Overview and Guidance (Phases 37, 38 and CARES)

    Preliminary Funding Notice

    Spokane County Contact for Additional Questions

    Email Andrey Muzychenko or call directly at 509.951.0936