Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Emergency Food & Shelter Program



Snohomish County EFSP PHASE 41 2024

Federal Funding Application Open - Due 3/18/2024 11:59 p.m. 


The Snohomish County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Board has been awarded $329,867.00 in Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The funds are intended to expand the capacity of, and supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Snohomish County. 


Any nonprofit, faith-based, or government agency (including First Nations) that provides food and shelter services may apply for funds. Funds will be awarded from National EFSP Board directly to local agencies chosen by the Local Board to receive funding. Chosen agencies must:  

  1. be private voluntary nonprofits, faith-based, or units of government (including First Nations), 
  2. be eligible to receive Federal funds,  
  3. have an accounting system,  
  4. practice nondiscrimination,  
  5. have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and  
  6. if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. 



The Emergency Food & Shelter Program is currently seeking applications. To apply, please download the full information and application packet, complete and return the application section with all necessary information. All completed applications must be submitted via email to snocoefsp@uwsc.org with subject line “EFSP Application”, by March 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. No late applications will be accepted. 
For questions regarding EFSP or the application process, please contact Trish Lehr at snocoefsp@uwsc.org.  

Locally, EFSP is administered by United Way of Snohomish County. Funding allocation decisions are made by a local EFSP board of 13 organizations. Organizations who are awarded EFSP funds will be notified approximately mid-April, 2024.  

Nationally, EFSP is a Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has been entrusted through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (PL 100-77) “to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services” for hungry and homeless people across the nation.