The Sonoma County Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board evaluates applications annually from local emergency food and shelter service programs to assist people experiencing economic emergencies. EFSP funds originate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless administers the Local EFSP Board that distributes the funds. Applicants must: 1) be a private non-profit with a voluntary board or a unit of government; 2) have an adequate accounting system; 3) practice nondiscrimination; 4) have demonstrated the capability to effectively deliver emergency food and/or shelter in Sonoma County.

The Application period for Phase 33 is now closed.