$397,023 to be Awarded to Nonprofit Organizations that Administer Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Gwinnett County


Nonprofit organizations that provide emergency food, shelter, rental or utility assistance in Gwinnett County are invited to apply for federal funding under Phase 36 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

According to the Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services, a total of $397, 023 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations through a competitive process determined by a local board consisting of representatives invited from, but not limited to, the following agencies:  American Red Cross, Atlanta Jewish Federation, Catholic Social Services, Christian Council of Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services, and St. Vincent de Paul.  The local board has the responsibility of recommending agencies to receive funds.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds for mass shelter, mass feeding, other food, temporary lodging, rent/mortgage assistance and utility assistance must meet the following criteria: (1) have non-profit status, (2) maintain an accounting system, (3) practice non-discrimination,( 4) demonstrate the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and (5) have a voluntary board (if the agency is a private voluntary organization).

For further information or to download an application, visit www.gwinnettcoalition.org or contact Ellen Gerstein at 770-995-3339 –  ellen@gwinnettcoalition.org.

Please submit completed applications to Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Attn:  Ellen Gerstein, Executive Director, 750 S. Perry St.  Suite 312, Lawrenceville, GA  30046.  Applications must be received by Friday, June 21, 2019 by 4 pm. 

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