Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Dona Ana County Emergency Food & Shelter Program has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP). Dona Ana County EFSP is slated to receive $120,790 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Dona Ana County.

Application Due, Friday June 9, 2016 by 5PM via email. 
Email to Sara Velo at assocdir@uwswnm.org.

Each area’s awarded amount is partially based upon unemployment data as it compares to overall unemployment data.

The National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency 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 is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

The United Way of Southwest New Mexico administers the local program under the guidance of the local volunteer board. The Local Board comprised of local representatives reflective of those on the National Board and local non-profit organizations of a similar nature will determine how the funds awarded to Dona Ana 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 available under this phase of the program.

Below is all the information needed to check eligibility and responsibilities associated with the EFSP funding.

1. The new Federal guidelines for Phase 34 has not been released. There may not be too many changes into this new phase. Please click here for Phase 33 Full Manual. Also, please review the reporting responsibilities in the Manual as well as this sample overview of sample reporting spreadsheets.

2. After reviewing the Manual and feel that your organization is eligible and would like to apply for Phase 34 EFSP Funding.
Please click here to download the application.
Other required attachments below:
Local Recipient Organization Certification
Certification Regarding Lobbying
Fiscal Agent Certification

To view more information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, please visit www.efsp.unitedway.org

For more information about the Local Board for local funding please email Sara Velo, Board Chair, at assocdir@uwswnm.org.