Emergency Food & Shelter Program - Clark County, Nevada


January 2023 Update:

A new round of funding will be available soon. Please review the previous application materials below. Applications for EFSP Phase 40 will be accepted starting in early February 2023. 


Feedback, Comment, and Complaint Form:

Have you received services through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program? Do you have feedback for the program team?

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What is the Emergency Food and Shelter Program?

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories. EFSP is administered by FEMA and is authorized through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

These funds are designated for provision of food and shelter. During its 40 years of operation, the program has disbursed over $6 billion to over 14,000 local providers in more than 2,500 counties and cities.
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). 

In FY 2022, FEMA awarded to the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board the $130 million made available under the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117-103). This $130 million supports Phase 40. Phase 40 will run concurrently with Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the program.

EFSP Phase 40 has allocated $1,288,950 for emergency food, shelter, and utility assistance in Clark County, Nevada. Read more to find out how to apply.


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



Information for agencies awarded funding in Phases 39 & ARPA-R

Each EFSP Local Recipient Organization (LRO) contact person has access to their organization’s portal on the EFSP website at www.efsp.unitedway.org. It is highly recommended that each LRO review all training webinars provided on the EFSP website under the Training Workshops tab.

Please review the LRO training webinar before providing assistance with EFSP funding:

Below are essential reference materials needed when administering EFSP funding to the community.   

EFSP Manual  

EFSP Phase 39 & ARPA-R Program Changes

Client Identification Criteria  

- Phase 39 Reporting Workbook - Monthly tracking template and spreadsheets and required for Final Reports.

- Phase ARPA-R Reporting Workbook - Monthly tracking template and spreadsheets required for Final Reports.



Information for agencies interested in applying for the next phase of funding

UWSN and the Clark County Local Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program anticipate a new round of funding will be available in mid-2023. Agencies interested in applying for funding are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program application materials and reporting requirements. 


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.


How to Apply (Video for reference only, Applications for Phase 39 are closed)


Phase 39 & ARPA-R Application Timeline & Materials

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:       

Monday, February 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm PST

Preliminary Decisions Announced:

Friday, February 25, 2022

Appeals Submission/Receipt Deadline:  

Friday, February 25, 2022 - Monday, March 7, 2022

Allocation Recommendations Submitted to National Board:

Friday, March 11, 2022


Application Materials (for reference only; applications can only be submitted through SurveyMonkey Apply)

-  Budget Template
-  Appeals Process Form

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

Emergency Food and Shelter Funding