ANNOUNCEMENT: Funds Available for County's Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Santa Cruz, CA (January 22, 2021) - Federal Emergency Food & Shelter (EFSP) money is available for local emergency food and shelter programs in Santa Cruz County. The total amount available is $143,458. The county’s local Emergency Food & Shelter Board will determine how the Phase 38 funds will be distributed after evaluating proposals submitted during a Request for Proposals application process.


Local government or private nonprofit organizations eligible to apply for funds must have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability of providing emergency food and/or shelter programs and, if they are a private nonprofit organization, have a voluntary board of directors.


Applications can be obtained here.  The deadline for submitting fully completed online applications is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021.  Late applications will not be considered.  Please email your application to and


For further information, email Theresa McGuire at