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The deadline for applications to be received is July 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

July 4, 2012 (Sa Diego) -- San Diego County anticipates being awarded funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) National Board program. The amount to be received has not yet been announced.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Local Board is charged to distribute the funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs around the country.
A Local Board made up of representatives of non-profit agencies and local governments will determine how the funds awarded to San Diego County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the County.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; 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; and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must go to to obtain further information and download the Eligibility Application.  If you have further questions you can email Sharon Johnson at  The deadline for applications to be received is July 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Additional Resources: San Diego County – Emergency Food and Shelter Program  Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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