EFSP Application

PRELIMINARY FUNDING NOTICE

FEDERAL EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM

PHASE 38 - 2020 FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board released a notice indicating that they would be releasing guidelines for Phase 38 EFSP funds and for
EFSP funds authorized through the CARES Act.

On November 17, 2020, the San Joaquin EFSP Local Board decided that the same process for allocating Phase 38 funds would be used as has been in the past. That allocation process uses a formula that divides Phase 38 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 38 process that base period is the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. While it is possible that the National Board will announce changes in the EFSP requirements for Phase 38, since the turn-around time is expected to be very short, this application is being released at this time. Any changes required by the National Board will be communicated to all applicants for supplemental information.

All emergency food and shelter providers in San Joaquin County are invited to complete the application below. Agencies who have not applied before should make themselves familiar with the information available at the EFSP website: https://www.efsp.unitedway.org.

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.

Applications should be returned to Sam Prak (sprak@unitedwaysjc.org) by end of business on Friday, January 15, 2020.

For questions regarding this process, contact Kristen Birtwhistle, EFSP Phase 38 Local Board Chair.

VIEW APPLICATION FOR FUNDING HERE