Hunger Task Force

Ending Hunger is Our Mission

EFSP Grants Phase 34 Applications

Public Notice: 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 $489,383.00 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 Hunger Task Force, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Milwaukee County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with 42 agencies participating.  These agencies were responsible for providing 121,223 meals and 19,396 of nights lodging.

For your convenience, Hunger Task Force supplies the application forms and documents below. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, July 28th at 1:00 p.m.

Food Provider Application Documents:

Shelter Application Documents: