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Spokane County United Way will be administering the Emergency Food and Shelter Program 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. 

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

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,
  • Must have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number-
  • Must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) -
  • Maintain a checking account in the organization’s name for EFSP deposits
  • Pay vendors directly within 90 days for services provided
  • Submit required reports


Phase 38 Grant

Funds have been distributed. Phase 38 Grant is closed.

Grant Name: Phase 38

Grant Status: Complete


Grant Name: EFSP Phase 39

Grant Status: Awaiting Funds


Phase 39 Grant

Due to circumstances currently unknown to us, the National Board  has not yet disbursed the funds we anticipated. We are actively and regularly seeking updates on the status of these funds for EFSP Phase 39. Once funding becomes available we will expedite their distribution. 

EFSP Phase 40

$247,911 is available under EFSP Phase 40.
Application process coming soon, please check back.

Grant Name: EFSP Phase 40

Grant Status: Application Process Starting Soon.