Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Applications for Phase 38 funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program have closed as of Jan. 22, 2021.

Additional information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is available at 


EFSP PH 38 Application (PDF)

EFSP PH 38 Application (Word)

EFSP PH 38 Guidelines


  1. Applicants must be a non-profit or an agency of local government per National program guidelines.  Applicants will be required to demonstrate non-profit status via a current registration with the S.C. Secretary of State’s Office or a letter from S.C. Secretary of State stating your organization is exempt from annual charitable registration. 

  1. Agencies must practice nondiscrimination and must not refuse services to a client based on religion or required attendance in religious services.  Special treatment for organization or church members is not allowed. 

  1. Funding is not provided for a start-up programs that have not previously provided these types of direct services. 

  1. Funding may not be requested to substantially increase services over current levels. 

  1. EFSP funding is for program expenses only; administrative costs are not allowable. 

  1. Agencies awarded funds must certify that they have read and will comply with EFS regulations.  

  1. EFSP is federal funding and is monitored. 

  1. Agencies must be willing to enroll in electronic funds transfer.  

  1. Must have a voluntary board, unless a local government agency. 

Amounts available for competition: 

For Phase 38  

$8,784 for Fairfield County  

$76,527 for Lexington County 

$10,977 for Newberry County 

$130,508 for Richland County 

Applications should be emailed to Vicki Rouse at vrouse@uway.org no later than 1/22/21, 4 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will be not be accepted.