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Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and Agencies for Emergency Assistance Programs in Eligible Counties

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) - EFSP Phase 40 Application


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Funding Source
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and United Way of Greater Atlanta
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Geographic Focus
USA: Georgia: Gwinnett County and/or Atlanta/Fulton/DeKalb.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/30/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations to provide urgent assistance to local residents in eligible counties. Funding is intended to assist people experiencing economic emergencies. Eligible uses of funds include mortgage, rent, and utility assistance, shelter, and nutrition. Activities should benefit residents in Gwinnett County and/or the Atlanta/Fulton/DeKalb jurisdiction.

The EFSP is a restricted federal grant designed to provide supplemental funds for agencies that provide supportive services for people in need of emergency assistance.

The Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both governmental and non-profit, in an effort to help people with economic (NOT disaster-related) emergencies. EFSP must be used for supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering), rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.

EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding. Each jurisdiction must maintain a Local Board charged with determining the highest needs and best use of funds for that jurisdiction.

  • Phase 40 Atlanta/DeKalb/Fulton Priorities:
    1. Mass Shelter, Rent/Mortgage Assistance, Other Shelter
    2. Utilities Assistance, Other Food
    3. Served Meals
  • Phase 40 Gwinnett County Priorities:
    1. Rent/Mortgage Assistance and Other Shelter
    2. Utilities Assistance
    3. Other Food
    4. Served Meals and Mass Shelter


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any 501(c)3 agency that has been in existence for three or more years (as of the application due date) and is already providing: Mass shelter (for example: emergency shelter, transitional housing), Served Meals (for example: mass feeding programs, home delivered meals), Other Food (for example: food pantries, grocery vouchers), Other Shelter (for example: motel vouchers), Rent, mortgage, or utility assistance.
- Agency must be registered with the office of the Georgia Secretary of State
- All awardees are expected to adhere to deadlines of both the Local and National EFSP Boards
- Awardees must attend a mandatory training session.

Pre-Proposal Conference
There will be two scheduled technical assistance sessions conducted via zoom.
Thursday, January 12, 10:00am-11:30am
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00pm-1:30pm

To register for one of these sessions, click here:

After 1/18, there will be a recording of one of the sessions, posted at

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on January 30, 2023.

Gwinnett County award letters will be sent by early March.

Atlanta/DeKalb/Fulton award letters will be sent in late March.

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