Emergency Food & Shelter Program: Phase 41


Lafayette County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). Lafayette County has been chosen to receive $16,357 in Phase 41 funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.  The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board, made up of county, city, nonprofit, and church representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Lafayette County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds under this phase of the program.

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 programs and 6) if they are a private, voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Lafayette County has participated in the program since 1985 and has received $670,439 over that period in support of the county’s emergency food and shelter needs.  Phase 41 program funds were distributed to The Pantry and Interfaith Compassion Ministry.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for EFSP Phase 41 funds can download the application using the link below:

EFSP Phase 41 Grant Application

Completed applications must be received at the UWOLC office or via email at kurt@unitedwayoxfordms.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024. For further information, please contact Kurt Brummett at 662-236-4265.

Published EFSP Phase 41 Documentation:

EFSP Phase 41 Key Changes & Clarifications

Previous Program Manual & Published Addendums:

EFSP Phase 35 Program Manual
EFSP Phase 36 Addendum
EFSP Phase 37 Addendum
EFSP Phase 38 Addendum

NOTE: All agencies participating in the EFSP must provide their Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).  Agencies applying for these federal funds must have a UEI. The National Board used the DUNS previously, but the DUNS is now obsolete and is not acceptable for entities receiving federal funding.  Entities receiving federal funding must have UEIs.

If your agency had a DUNS number, a UEI was assigned to your organization and you may be able to access it by visiting the System for Award Management (sam.gov) or the Federal Service Desk, FSD.gov. For more information, visit sam.gov or the Federal Service Desk, FSD.gov. If an agency does not have a UEI, it can be requested in, and assigned by, the System for Award Management (sam.gov). Without a UEI, applicant agencies cannot receive EFSP funding.