Emergency Food and Shelter Program

EFSP Phase 39 Application and Information

Funding Notice for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 39 and ARPA-R

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
  • Agencies receiving funding are required to read and understand the EFSP Manual, available here.
  • 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.

Application, Budget Form, Submission Information

Submit your completed application and budget form starting May 2, 2022 to:  

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on May 23, 2022.

Local Contact Information

Matthew Shelledy
Community Impact Manager, Spokane County United Way
Email Matthew Shelledy 
Phone 509.324.5042

Additional Information

The current funding cycle, Phase 39 & ARPA-R, runs from November 1, 2021 to April 23, 2023. There are $784,005 available for eligible expenditures in Spokane County ($191,652 for Phase 39,, and $592,352 for ARPA-R).

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