The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created, in 1983, by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The national board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.
HUD’s Rapid Unsheltered Survivor Housing (RUSH) program, is a rapid response program to address homelessness by filling in federal assistance gaps in communities hit by disasters. RUSH provides housing and services needs of people experiencing homelessness whose needs are exacerbated by disasters, and people who are at-risk of longer-term homelessness as a result of disasters.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) – HUD funding that flows through state and certain local governments for street outreach, emergency shelters, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and certain HMIS costs. (See 24 CFR 576).
State of Florida Challenge Grants provide funding for CoCs to fill the gap where other grants cannot be used due to more restrictive federal regulations. The Challenge Grant provides an opportunity to serve those that do not meet the strict eligibility requirements of the grants received from Federal sources. It also provides an opportunity to fund programs that are outside of the limitations of Federal funding. Some examples include programs to divert individuals from homelessness and other supportive programs to support the acute health, mental health, transportation, and educational needs of those experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless.
Gulf Coast Partnership, INC is a private 501(C)3 Nonprofit organization and registered with the State of Florida Registration; #CH52038. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling (800) 435-7352 within the state. Outside of Florida, call (850) 488-2221. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.