Lewis County

510 Oak Street
Nezperce, Idaho 83543


Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

imageThe Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a FEMA-funded program authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The program supplements and expands ongoing work of local nonprofit and governmental social service organizations to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, hunger and/or homelessness. The EFSP National Board is the sole recipient of EFSP grant funds from FEMA and establishes the program’s policies, procedures, and guidelines.

The Lewis County EFSP Board would like to announce that Phase 37, Phase 38 and the CARES final report are due for all applicable Local Area recipients by January 31, 2022. The Lewis County EFSP Board will be meeting January 13th, 2022 at 10:30am at the Lewis County Courthouse. If you would like to attend please call Michelle Lyons at (208) 937-2341 or email mlyons@lewiscountyid.org

Lewis County has been chosen to receive $2,800.00 in EFSP Phase 38 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The eligibly criteria for his program is be nonprofit or agency of the government, not be debarred or suspended from receiving federal funding, have a checking account with EFT, have an account system approved by the Local Board, have a FEIN, have a DUNS number, have a valid email address for program communication and Esign processes; conduct annual audits, provide services in Lewis County, practice nondiscrimination, have a voluntary board and involve if practicable homeless through employment, volunteer programs etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services. A Local Board made up of volunteer Lewis County residents will determine how the funds awarded above are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

EFSP Program Board - Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: January 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Lewis County District Court Room
510 Oak St., Nezperce, ID 83543

Call to Order

Introductions Meeting

  • Everyone introduces themselves and who they represent.
  • Welcome Guests

Approval of Minutes

  • From August 26, 2021

Old Business

  • Discuss Phase 37, Phase 38 and Cares grants

New Business

  • Final Reports

Plan Next Meeting Date

  • When new grants are awarded.

Announcements and Reminders

  • If you need help with these grants please call or email Michelle Lyons.


Click here to view/download this Agenda

Lewis County EFSP Program

This program will fund emergency food, shelter and utility payments. Lewis County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Kamiah Senior Citizen Center, Emergency Feeding Outreach, and Community Action Partnership participating. These agencies were responsible for providing 1643 meals. Public or private voluntary nonprofit agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact:

Michelle Lyons
Phone: (208) 937-2341
Email: mlyons@lewiscountyid.org

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