The Austin/Travis & Williamson Counties Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Board will receive federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Specifically, $225,933 was received for Williamson County for Phase 40. Austin/Travis County has not yet been awarded funds. The Local Board is submitting a special request for funding for Travis County, but funding is not guaranteed. 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:
Note: Please find the most updated FY2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding Guidance via the National EFSP Board Website at this link.
Information on the FY2023 Humanitarian Relief Funding is now available! Full guidance can be found HERE. A useful webinar on Humanitarian Relief Funding can be found HERE by scrolling down to Recorded Presentations
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
01/02/2023 – 02/17/2023
10/01/2022 – 12/31/2022
04/03/2023 – 05/15/2023
01/01/2023 – 03/31/2023
07/01/2023 – 08/11/2023
04/01/2023 – 06/30/2023
10/01/2023 – 11/10/2023
07/01/2023 – 09/30/2023
Applications will be completed online by visiting www.efsp.unitedway.org and clicking on the Humanitarian Funding Info 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 are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on the submissiondeadline date. You may view the application and required supplemental information starting on page 27 of the FY 2023 Humanitarian Relief 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 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, permanent and temporary staff overtime, and postage
Equipment and Assets – includes purchases and leases, and necessary renovations to make facilities safe, sanitary, and compliant with local codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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 while traveling.