Details for EFSP

Ashe County has been awarded $8,446 in Federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP), chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management. A local board made up of local government, human services agencies, and members of the public will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs in the area. Recipients must 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food/shelter programs and 5) if they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board. Prior participation in the program is not required, but these funds are not intended as seed money for new programs. Not all applicants are assured funding. To apply for funding, contact Tonya Roark at 828-406-5660 or write to Applications, in their entirety, are due by noon the day before the meeting (details below) and must include agency name, agency type (government, non-profit, faith-based, etc.) address, phone, contact info, amount requested, brief purpose for monies and FEIN and DUNS numbers (Federal ID numbers), (For more info on DUNS and FEIN, go to and DUNS and FEIN are issued at no cost). The meeting of the Local Board to review applications and allocate funds will take place on Friday, January 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM. This will be an in person meeting at the Ashe Baptist Association conference room, 204 Beaver Creek School Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Meeting info will be sent to applicants prior to that time.


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