The Austin/Travis & Williamson Counties Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Board anticipates receiving federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be granted to private nonprofits or units of government who are eligible to receive federal funds and have the capacity to manage federal grants and deliver eligible services.
Funds must be used to supplement and extend food and shelter to serve permanent residents of and transients within Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas. Note that these funds can only be used to supplement existing programs and not to start new programs. The Local EFSP Board will determine how the funds are to be awarded.
See theRequest for Proposals for more details. Application documents can viewed/downloaded with the following links:
Information on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief Funding is now available! Full guidance on the ARPA funding can be found HERE. A useful webinar on this supplemental funding, SAHA – ARPA Supplemental Funding Overview, can be found HERE.
To allow more opportunities for agencies to submit applications for funding, there will be multiple open application periods:
Eligible Reimbursement Period
LRO App Submission Deadline To LB
LB App Submission Deadline To NB
04/19/2021 – 04/30/2021
1/1/2021 – 3/31/2021
7/15/2021 – 07/31/2021
1/1/2021 – 6/30/2021
10/15/2021 – 10/31/2021
1/1/2021 – 9/30/2021
01/15/2022 – 01/31/2022
1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Applications will be completed online by visiting www.efsp.unitedway.org and clicking on the Supplemental Funding Information tab. They will be sent to the Local Board to review before they submit the applications to the National Board for review and award determination. Complete applications for ARPA funding are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the submissiondeadline date. You may view the application and required supplemental information starting on page 24 of the ARPA 2021 Humanitarian Funding Guidance document.
Funding is available to agencies who provide eligible services to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The ARPA Humanitarian Relief Application consists of five categories of service. All expenditures made by agencies must fall within one of the categories.
Primary – includes only food and shelter
Secondary – includes, but is not limited to, health/medical services
Administrative – includes, but is not limited to, temporary staff, permanent and voluntary staff overtime, and postage
Equipment and Assets – includes purchases and leases, and necessary renovations to make facilities safe, sanitary, and compliant with local codes (e.g., showers)
Transportation – includes local and long-distance travel (e.g. taxi, bus, air, train) for families and individuals encountered by DHS and for agency staff that may be required to assist them