Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)

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:

  1. Be a private nonprofit with a voluntary Board or a local government entity
  2. Be eligible to receive federal funds
  3. Have an accounting system
  4. Practice nondiscrimination
  5. 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 nicollette.weinzveg@unitedwaywinecountry.org.

Applications & Forms

RFP Phase 36 Request for Proposal

EFSP Phase 36 Application – Lake & Mendocino

EFSP Phase 36 Application – Sonoma

Scoring Criteria Phase 36 – All County Template.xls

Budget Form

EFSP Phase 35 Manual – The EFSP National Manual outlines Local Recipient Organization’s (LRO) responsibilities (p 33) and eligible/ineligible costs (p 58).

Phase 36 Addendum to Program Manual

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

Mass Shelter Quick Reference Guide

Other Shelter Quick Reference Guide

Rent-Mortgage Quick Reference Guide

Served Meals Quick Reference Guide

Other Food Quick Reference Guide

Sample Spreadsheets

For more information on assessing a housing/shelter program, visit Housing First.