EFSP Grants Phase 40 Applications
MILWAUKEE COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
Milwaukee County has been chosen to receive $418,731.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A Local Board spearheaded by The United Way will determine how the funds awarded to Milwaukee County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under the phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or mass shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. The local board has determined that agencies providing transitional housing are not eligible for this phase. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Milwaukee County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with 26 agencies participating. These agencies were responsible for providing 62,119 meals and 14,908 of nights lodging.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Krystina Kohler at the United Way at 414-263-8181 for an application. Applications must be submitted by email or US Mail by Friday, April 14, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. Instructional sessions will be held in-person on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 2:00 pm and Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 10:00 am at Hunger Task Force, 5000 W. Electric Ave, West Milwaukee, WI. A virtual training will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Please RSVP to [email protected] with your name and the date and time of the training you will attend. For those planning to attend the virtual training, an appointment will be emailed to you after you have sent in your RSVP. Visit www.hungertaskforce.org, EFSP Phase 40 Information for instructions and applications.