To supplement emergency food and shelter programs here in the North Bay, the National EFSP Board has chosen Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties to receive funding from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Each county is represented by a Local Board that distributes the appropriated funds.That’s where United Way of the Wine Country steps in to help, by leveraging our experience and expertise to effectively manage funding requests from local agencies to assist people experiencing economic emergencies.
Organizations wishing to apply for EFSP Funding must:
- Be a private nonprofit with a voluntary Board or a local government entity
- Be eligible to receive federal funds
- Have an accounting system
- Practice nondiscrimination
- Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter programs in the respective county.
Links to applications are available below. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. All NEW applicants not previously funded must be represented at an Applicants Workshop. For more information, please contact Nicollette Weinzveg, Health Program Officer, at 707.528.4485 x141 or [email protected].
Applications & Forms
EFSP Phase 35 Manual – The EFSP National Manual outlines Local Recipient Organization’s (LRO) responsibilities (p 33) and eligible/ineligible costs (p 58).
DUNS – This form provides instructions on how to obtain a DUNS number. This process can take several weeks to complete so please review immediately if you are in need of a DUNS number.
Applicant Workshop Materials
For more information on assessing a housing/shelter program, visit Housing First.