Emergency Food & Shelter Program

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has released Phase 37 and Phase CARES applications and materials. Please check EFSP.unitedway.org for additional information. You MUST complete an application for each separate phase. 
Phase 37 Applications due May 19th, 2019 at 5:00pm
Phase 37 Award Announcement: $52,745
CARES Act Applications due May 19th, 2019 at 5:00pm
CARES Award Announcement: $75,199
Federal funds are available in Indian River County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). The amount available is determined by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Agency and includes representatives from national nonprofit organizations. Qualifying local organizations are urged to apply. 
A Local Board is charged with distributing EFSP funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas within the county. The Local Board will review applications requesting funds in the following priority areas: rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, mass shelter costs, other shelter, and mass feeding (served meals or food pantry). 
In accordance with the authorizing legislation of funds, priority consideration and special emphasis will be given to the specialized needs of:
•          Homeless individuals
•          Individuals with disabilities 
•          Individuals with mental illness
•          The elderly
•          Families with children
•          Native Americans
•          Veterans
Please click on the buttons below for more information and applications.