The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (Phase 39 and Phase ARPA) is currently open for applications from agencies in Fulton and DeKalb counties. 


All grant information can be found at https://efsp-atl.org/phase-39/
Applications are due on Friday, March 11 at 5pm.

Funds will be awarded to local service organizations that provide emergency food and shelter programs. Distribution of funds for the aforementioned jurisdiction will be determined by a local board consisting of representatives invited from, but not limited to, the following agencies:  American Red Cross, Atlanta Jewish Federation, Catholic Charities, Regional Council of Churches, City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, Fulton County and United Way of Greater Atlanta.  The local board has the responsibility of recommending agencies to receive funds during Phase 39 and ARPA.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must meet the following criteria:

  • have non-profit status,
  • maintain an accounting system,
  • practice non-discrimination,
  • and demonstrate the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 5) have a voluntary board (if the agency is a private voluntary organization).
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If you have any questions regarding the EFSP application process, please email Charles Sterne at csterne@unitedwaytlanta.org.