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Press Release: Phase 37 EFSP (Emergency Food and Shelter Program) and Phase CARES EFSP Applications available Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 5:00pm. The application must be signed and emailed with attachments to:

Hoke County, NC has been awarded Federal Funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Hoke County has been chosen to receive $ 21,323 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

In addition to Phase 37, Hoke County has been awarded $30,270 through the US$2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide the health care resources needed to fight COVID-19.

Phase 37 and Phase CARES EFSP are two separate applications.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North American, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide.  The Local Board is overseen by United Way of Robeson County and was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

The Local Board will determine how funds are awarded and distributed among local service agencies providing emergency food and shelter programs in Hoke County.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase(s) of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies that are chosen to receive funds must:   1) be private voluntary non-profits, faith-based or local units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may download the application from website. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tomeika Munn, Director of Community Impact at