Emergency Food and Shelter Program

About EFSP Phase 41 Applications

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the “Jobs Stimulus Bill,” Public Law 98-8. That legislation created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. 


Acadia Parish –$18,627

Iberia Parish – $24,513

Lafayette Parish – $77,948

St. Mary Parish – $17,261

Vermilion Parish – $18,385

Important Deadlines

Applications Close: March 29, 2024

Funding Categories

Click below to see eligible items within each funding category.

EFSP Phase 41 Application


EFSP National Board Program