Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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Application submission for EFSP Phase 36 is OPEN. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2019.

The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has made $296,786 available for emergency food and / or shelter services in Spokane County for funding cycle from October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020. 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.  

The intent of this program is for the purchase of eligible expenditures listed on pages 63 - 77 of the EFSP Manual Phase 35, to supplement and expand current available resources and not to start new programs.

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

Important Dates

  • Walk through of application process and Q&A session is on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Spokane County United Way. Please click here to RSVP.
  • If you would like feedback on your application, please submit no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3rd.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2019. Submit your electronic application in a Microsoft Word file format (.doc or .docx), including budget forms in Microsoft Excel file format (.xls or .xlsx) via email to: efsp@unitedwayspokane.org

Application and Supporting Documents

Click here for the EFSP Phase 36 application

Click here for supporting budget forms (Form 6A and 6B)

Manual and Resources

Phase 35 Manual

Phase 36 Key Changes

Phase 36 Addendum to Program Manual

Overview Webinar

Eligible and Ineligible Expenditures Webinar

Evaluation Form for Grant Applications (Local EFSP Board)

Contact for Additional Questions

Email Andrey Muzychenko or call directly at 509-324-5030.