EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP) FUNDING

The Sonoma County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board evaluates applications annually from local emergency food and shelter service programs for funds to assist people experiencing economic emergencies. EFSP funds originate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Congress has allocated $120 Million for EFSP in the 2012 Federal Budget, the same amount as in 2011.

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.

Phase 30 Awards are shown on the list below: