Carroll Awarded Funds from Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Carroll County 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.

Carroll County was chosen to receive $32,579 for Phase 39 and $100,244 for Phase American Rescue Plan Act-R (the “R” representing the regular Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and not the supplemental humanitarian relief funding authorized under ARPA, Section 4008) ARPA-R in Federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

According to the County press release:

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 U.S.A.; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board 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 Carroll County Circle of Caring Homelessness Board will determine how the local award will 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 these phases of the program.

Those agencies interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Jason Martin, Local EFSP Chairperson, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 101, Westminster, Maryland 21157 for applications. He can be reached at 410-386-3610 or

The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 5:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

** All applicants must be available on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 2:00pm-5:00pm to present their application to the Ranking Committee. **