V.I. Can Apply for $578,970 for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs, Deadline Is Oct. 8

The U.S. Virgin Islands has an opportunity to receive up to $578,970 in reimbursements to organizations that have provided emergency food and/or shelter programs in the territory during the period of Jan. 1, 2020 through Oct. 31, 2021.

The reimbursements are funded through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) based on the following phases/funding cycles:

Phase 37: January 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021

CARES: January 2, 2020 – October 31, 2021

Phase – January 1, 2020 — October 31, 2021

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations, churches or units of government that have demonstrated the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs. In addition, they must be eligible to receive federal funding, practice nondiscrimination and have an accounting system.

A local board composed of 12 members will be charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in the U.S.V.I.

Agencies interested in applying for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds should contact Beth Nuttall (bethn@cfvi.net) with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) for an application. The application can also be downloaded at https://cfvi.co/EFSP_APP. For more information, visit https://cfvi.co/EFSP_FAQ.

Applications must be submitted to bethn@cfvi.net  by 11:59 p.m. AST Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.