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Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Funding Available

Applications for funding for EFSP Phase 36 are now open. Submission deadline is September 20, 2019.

Tompkins County has been awarded $45,490 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

The Human Services Coalition administers this program locally. Applications are now being accepted for Phase 36 of the program, which will tentatively run through March 31, 2020. This funding supports emergency food and shelter services in Tompkins County.

Eligible local agencies must:

  • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government,
  • Be eligible to receive Federal funds,
  • Have an accounting system,
  • Practice nondiscrimination,
  • Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and
  • If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

For More Information and to Apply:

Download the EFSP Phase 36 Application (Word document). Please review the application details and requirements closely prior to applying.

View the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Manual (PDF) and Phase 36 Addendum. Applicants are encouraged to review the entire manual, but to especially understand the sections on recipient organization responsibilities (pages 37-44) and eligible expenses/documentation (pages 63-79 and 96-107), as well as updates in the addendum. The sections on eligible costs are also available as an excerpt for your convenience.

View the funding announcement advertisement (PDF)

Eligible projects under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program are limited. All applicants are required to contact John Mazzello at
or 607-273-8686 prior to applying to ensure that their proposed activities are eligible for funding.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2019
Email (preferred) the completed application to
or deliver to the Human Services Coalition, 171 East MLK Jr/State St #133, Ithaca, NY 14850

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