EFSP Phase 37 and CARES Act Supplemental Funding Application

Emergency Food & Shelter Program
Clark County, Nevada


The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created with a $50 million federal appropriation in 1983. 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. This collaborative effort between the private and public sectors has provided over $3.3 billion in Federal funds during its 26-year history.
The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; United Jewish Communities; The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; and United Way of America. The Board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
The EFSP was appropriated $120 million in FY 2019 and $125 million in FY 2020 in annual appropriations.  Supplemental funds were appropriated to the EFSP under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in FY 2020 in the amount of $200 million.  This funding application will include allocations of $1,017,286 for Phase 37 (FY 2019 annual appropriation) and $1,450,358 for the CARES Act supplemental appropriation for Clark County, administered concurrently.

The program's objectives are: 
•    to allocate funds to the neediest areas, 
•    to ensure fast response, 
•    to foster public/private sector cooperation, 
•    to ensure local decision making, and 
•    to maintain accountable reporting. 

Local Funding Priorities

1. Serve a geographically diverse area of Clark County
2. Serve a range of populations that are most in need
3. Provide most needed services addressing eligible categories: food, shelter, rent/mortgage and utility assistance. 
4. Leverage Optimal Buying Power with funds

Eligibility for Organizational Applicants
1.    Non-profit or governmental organization with a EIN and DUNS.
2.    Currently providing services in the category(s) for which you are requesting funding.
3.    Currently registered with HMIS or capacity to register prior to receipt of award funds.
4.    Capacity to expand program area without any additional administrative funds.
5.    Capacity to serve all eligible applicants in the geographic area, without limiting services to any specific population.

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How to Apply

The RFP and supporting documents for this funding opportunity are provided below.  ALL applicants must view the Applicant Webinar prior to submitting applications.  All applications must be submitted electronically, on the Survey Monkey Apply website.  The website link and application code will be provided in the Applicant Webinar.

Deadline for Applications:        Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:59pm
Allocation Recommendation Announcements: Friday, May 22, 2020
Appeals Submission/Receipt Deadline:   Friday, May 29, 2020
Allocation Recommendations Submitted to National Board: Friday, May 29, 2020

-    RFP/Application
-    Budget Template
-    Appeals Process Form

Questions may be submitted via email to EFSP@uwsn.org.

Emergency Food and Shelter Funding