Medford, January 29, 2021: The Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board is now accepting applications from non-profit or public agencies that work with people in need of emergency food. These funds were awarded to Jackson County by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).
Federal EFSP funds are to be used for direct food assistance only and not for staff or infrastructure expenses. Grants can support food services such as congregate meals or groceries.
The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021. ACCESS, Jackson County’s Community Action Agency, serves as the fund administrator on behalf of the EFSP Board of Directors. For further information or to obtain an application, contact Jackie Agee, ACCESS Grant Administrator, at 541-774-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCESS provides food, warmth, shelter, and other essential services to Jackson County’s low-income children, families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. Last year, 57,567 people received assistance from ACCESS’s broad continuum of services, including obtaining safe, affordable housing, rental assistance, utility assistance, weatherization, free loaned durable medical equipment, and healthy food.