Emergency Food & Shelter Program Phase 34

Notice of Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 34 Funding Awarded

Saginaw County has been awarded $79,490 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter Nation Board Program (EFSP). The EFSP local board has reviewed all submitted Phase 34 applications and approved awards to the following agencies in each category:


Emergency Shelter

Saginaw County Youth Protection Council
Underground Railroad
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw, Inc.

Food Baskets/Food Give-Away

The Salvation Army
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Hidden Harvest

Rent/Mortgage Assistance

The Salvation Army
Saginaw County Community Action Committee

Served Meals

Samaritas Community Center
East Side Soup Kitchen
First Ward Community Service

Utility Assistance

First Ward Community Service


With each phase, a Local Board is responsible for determining how the funds awarded to Saginaw County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. 

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

  1.  Be private voluntary nonprofit or units of government
  2.  Be eligible to receive Federal funds
  3.  Have an accounting system 
  4.  Practice nondiscrimination
  5.  Have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and
  6.  If they are a private organization, have a voluntary board, have a voluntary board


For more information, please contact BreAnna Villaire at (989) 755-0505, ext. 214.