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  • Shelter/Transitional Housing Services

    Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

    The ESG program supports projects providing shelter and assistance to the homeless as well as providing funds to For more information please contact
    Jenifer Darland
    Deputy Director Housing & Community Resources
    (520) 724-7312
    prevent homelessness. Funds provide essential services, including operations and maintenance for facilities assisting the homeless and services that prevent homelessness. Pima County publishes a Request for Proposals. County staff reviews proposals along with representatives from the Tucson Planning Council for the Homeless and the local FEMA board.

    Priority will be to fund agencies serving unincorporated Pima County as well as South Tucson, Marana, Sahuarita and Oro Valley.

    See RFPs and Funding Opportunities for new Request for Proposals.

    Pima County Workforce & Community Development ESG Written Standards
    2014-2015 ESG Awards
    2013-2014 ESG Awards
    2012-2013 ESG Awards
    2011-2012 ESG Awards

    FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)

    Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is designed to help nonprofit and local government agencies feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and prevent hunger and homelessness for thousands of people facing non-disaster emergencies. This public/private partnership carries through to the grassroots level as local boards determine how to use EFSP funds in their communities.

    Pima County is responsible for:

    • Coordinating a process to advertise and solicit applications for funding
    • Recruiting members for the local EFSP board
    • Facilitate the funding allocation process. Pima County acts as a liaison between the National EFSP local recipient organizations for all reporting and monitoring purposes.

    Program Intent:

    • For the purchase of food and shelter
    • To supplement and expand current available resources
    • Not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services, or to start new programs

    The local EFSP is designed to ensure cooperation between agencies and allocation of funds to the neediest areas. The local board, composed of representatives of nonprofit and local government organizations knowledgeable of local service needs, review applications and prioritize funding allocations accordingly.  Local FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board

    Program Eligibility

    For a local agency to be eligible for funding it must be a non-profit or an agency of government, and have demonstrated ability to provide food and/or shelter assistance. Funds are intended to supplement and expand on-going services.

    See RFPs and Funding Opportunities for new Request for Proposals.

    Phase 33 Requested/Awarded FY 16-17
    Phase 32 Current Requested/Awarded FY 14-15
    08-11 Funding Allocations  

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