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Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Phase 35 Food Program Application

Deadline for applications was noon, May 18.
Applications are no longer being accepted.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related emergencies). EFSP funds are open to all organizations helping people who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.

Locally, the Cuyahoga County Emergency Food and Shelter Board (CCEFSB) is the entity responsible for allocation of the federal dollars that have been awarded to Cuyahoga County ($653,393). The CCEFSB selects local nonprofit or governmental organizations that have a demonstrated capability to provide emergency food and/or shelter. All awards must be expended by the recipient organizations within the funding cycle.

EFSP Phase 35 Legal Notice
EFSP Phase 35 Food Application
EFSP Phase 35 Shelter Application

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