FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Funding for Florida

ATLANTA – Florida will receive $17.2 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. 

The money allocated to Florida combines the EFSP’s annual funding with funds designated for food and shelter support under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Florida jurisdictions will receive $6,446,199 for FY 2019 and $10,797,699 from the CARES Act.

A local EFSP board is responsible for awarding the grant funds to local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, that can best address the identified needs of the community. “This funding supports local organizations helping Florida’s hungry and homeless during the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters,” said FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech. “It can supplement programs offering meals, groceries or food boxes, residential shelters, rent payments or utilities. With the FY 2019 and CARES Act funding, and the FY 2020 funding of $125 million that will be allocated to jurisdictions later this year, the total aid disbursed in the EFSP’s 38-year history will be more than $5 billion. 

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ProgramFlorida

JurisdictionsFY2019 AllocationFY2020 Care Allocation
Alachua County$86,118$122,780
Baker County$7,774$11,083
Bay County$61,564$87,772
Bradford County$7,314$10,428
Brevard County$191,441$272,940
Broward County$667,902$952,237
Citrus County$48,022$68,466
Columbia County$20,250$28,870
Miami-Dade County$822,376$1,172,472
De Soto County$10,470$14,927
Duval County$340,440$485,369
Escambia County$99,660$142,086
Flagler County$37,657$53,688
Gadsden County$16,425$23,418
Hardee County$9,007$12,841
Hendry County$19,309$27,529
Hernando County$63,507$90,543
Highlands County$34,502$49,189
Hillsborough County$484,339$690,529
Indian River County$52,745$75,199
Jackson County$12,935$18,442
Lee County$229,265$326,867
Leon County$100,078$142,682
Levy County$12,852$18,323
Manatee County$117,987$168,215
Marion County$110,756$157,907
Okeechobee County$12,768$18,204
Orange County$466,472$665,055
Osceola County$126,241$179,984
Palm Beach County$504,443$719,191
Pinellas County$311,977$444,790
Polk County$235,409$335,626
Putnam County$24,408$34,799
St. Lucie County$120,348$171,582
Sarasota County$122,814$175,098
Seminole County$157,671$224,794
Sumter County$31,492$44,899
Suwannee County$13,165$18,770
Volusia County$185,736$264,807
Walton County$18,306$26,099
Washington County$6,854$9,772
State Set-Aside Committee, FL$443,389$2,239,427
 FLORIDA Total $6,446,188 $10,797,699


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