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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Funding for Florida

Release date: 
05/11/2020
Release Number: 
R4 COVID-19 2020 NR 009

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 Program
Florida

Jurisdictions

FY2019 Allocation

FY2020 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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Last Updated: 
05/11/2020 - 14:31