Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)


San Joaquin Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board
December 2022

On October 20, 2022, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board released a notice indicating that they would be releasing guidelines for Phase 40 EFSP funds.
The San Joaquin EFSP Local Board will use the same process for allocating Phase 40 funds that have been used in the past. That allocation process uses a formula that divides Phase 40 dollars evenly between food and shelter providers and that specific allocations are based on the units of service provided by applicants in a prior base period. For the Phase 40 process that base period is the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
All emergency food and shelter providers in San Joaquin County are invited to complete the attached application. Agencies who have not applied before should make themselves familiar with the information available at the EFSP website at efsp.unitedway.org. Applications should be returned to Najja Haynes (nhaynes@unitedwaysjc.org) by 3pm on Friday, January 20, 2023
The number of service units for shelter providers will be based on entries in HMIS. Shelter providers entering HMIS data who believe the numbers provided are incorrect need to contact the Board Chair. Emergency shelter providers not entering data in HMIS will need to be able to document the number of shelter nights provided.
For questions regarding this process, contact Joseph Wood, EFSP Phase 40 Local Board Chair.

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