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EFSP Funding Notice 2024


Download the Application here EFSP Phase 41 Public Application

Phase 41: $47,615

The Selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, and United Way of American which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The Board was charged to distribute Federal funds awarded through the Department of Homeland Security to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. Johnson County’s Local Board is requesting applications from existing, new and/or innovative programs that support preventing homelessness, a primary mission of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and addresses emergency shelter & food needs in our county.

A Local Board which includes, but is not limited to local social service agencies, Coordinator for the Johnson County Council of Governments, United Way of Johnson and Washington County, The Council of Religious Communities, and the American Red Cross, will determine how the funds awarded to Johnson County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be not-for-profit, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, 6) have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and a Unique Entity ID. If an agency does not yet have a UEI, please use this link to apply for this identifier:
For information regarding applying under a Fiscal Agent please contact the chair, listed at the end of this notice. For more information about qualifying organization and expenses and application criteria, please review the EFSP manual located here:  and the updated guidance for phase 41 here:  Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. 

Johnson County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds in the past and are restricted to funding in the following categories: served meals or other food, mass or emergency sheltering, supplies/equipment essential to emergency food and shelter, building repairs/accessibility improvements essential to emergency food and shelter, and direct client aid for rent/mortgage/utilities. Organizations that provide or intend to provide these services are encouraged to apply.

To obtain an application or to have questions answered contact Local EFSP Chair, Nicki Ross from Table to Table, at 319-337-3400 or

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 19, 2024 5:00p.m. CST.

Submit your application to Nicki Ross via:
Mail: PO BOX 2596 Iowa City, IA 52244

(Applications may be emailed or mailed and must be received by the above date/time) 

A representative from applicant organization must be present (virtually) for the allocation meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 from 10:30am-12:30pm

Virtual Meeting Link for April 23rd Meeting.

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 609-726-6849‬ PIN: ‪475 510 318‬#

Review the Overview & Guidance for Phase 41, specifically slides 14-17 on eligibility before completing your application.


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Physical Address: 1049 US-6 E, Iowa City, IA 52240

Mailing Address: PO Box 2596, Iowa City, IA 52244

Phone: 319.337.3400

Table to Table is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization (EIN 42-1457219)