Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 38

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, Phase 38 in the amount of $354,556. The amount to be allocated to agencies is $347,465. The spending period is retroactive to January 1, 2020, and ends May 31, 2021.

Please submit local applications by 5 pm Friday, January 22, 2021, to RFP@changinghomelessness.org

For your submission (documents 1 and 2):

    1. EFSP Phase 38 Application
    2. EFSP Phase 38 Budget

For your reference (items 3-11):

  1. EFSP Appeals Process
  2. EFSP Phase 35 Manual
  3. EFSP Phase 35 Key Changes and Clarifications
  4. EFSP Phase 36 Addendum to Phase 35 Program Manual
  5. EFSP Phase 35 and 36 Key Changes and Clarifications
  6. EFSP Phases 37 and CARES Addendum to Phase 35 Program Manual
  7. EFSP Phases 37 and CARES Key Changes and Clarifications
  8. EFSP Phase 38 Addendum to Program Manual
  9. EFSP Phase 38 Key Changes and Clarifications

If you have any questions, please email us at RFP@changinghomelessness.org.

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.