Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phases 37 and CARES

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Duval County funding under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board (EFSP) Program, Phases 37 and CARES in the amount of $825,808. The amount to be allocated to agencies is $809,292. The spending period began April 1, 2020 – the National Board has not determined the end date yet. We believe this information will be made available soon.

Local applications are due Thursday, May 21, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. 

For your reference and submission you will need the following documents:

If you have any questions regarding this application please contact David Augustine at daugustine@changinghomelessness.org or Monique Elton at melton@changinghomelessness.org.

EFSP Phase 37 and CARES Awardees

  1. Catholic Charities – Other Food, Rent/Mortgage, Utilities | $120,000
  2. City Rescue Mission – Served Meals, Mass Shelter | $21,484
  3. Clara White Mission – Served Meals | $14,000
  4. Daniel Memorial – Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, Other Food, and Other Shelter | $25,000
  5. Family Support Services – Other Food, Rent/Mortgage, Utilities | $42,875
  6. Five Star Veterans – Served Meals, Mass Shelter | $51,240
  7. Hubbard House – Mass Shelter | $32,400
  8. JASMYN – Rent/Mortgage | $15,000
  9. Jewish Family & Community Services – Other Food, Rent/Mortgage, Utilities | $75,000
  10. Lutheran Social Services – Other Food | $30,000
  11. Mission House – Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, Other Food, Other Shelter | $76,465
  12. Sulzbacher – Served Meals, Other Shelter | $202,323
  13. Trinity Rescue Mission – Served Meals, Mass Shelter | $32,225
  14. Youth Crisis Center – Served Meals, Mass Shelter | $71,280

EFSP Appeals Process

The EFSP Application Review Committee reviews the grant funding applications and determines whether a Local Recipient Organization (LRO) receives an award. It also determines the amount of the award.

Once an applicant receives an award notice, it has 2 business days to submit a written appeal with rationale to the Local Board.  The appeal should be sent via  email to RFP@changinghomelessness.org or delivered to the following address:

Changing Homelessness, Inc.
660 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Whenever possible, decision making is made at the local level. The final decision of the Appeals Review Committee will be promptly communicated to all appealing agencies. The LRO will receive a written response from the Local Board. If applicable, award notices will be adjusted accordingly.

Only in situations, the Local Board has reason to suspect misapplication of EFSP guidelines, fraud or other abuse will the matter be referred to the National Board.

If anyone suspects EFSP funds are being used for unlawful purposes contrary to the intent of the grant, the National Board must be immediately notified.  A letter including details of actions taken should be sent to Emergency Food and Shelter Program, 701 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria ,VA 22314.