The deadline for applications from local public or private voluntary agencies is April 12.
Union County will receive $10,000 from Phase 40 to supplement emergency food ,shelter, and utility assistance programs in the county under the Emergency Food and
Shelter National Board Program. Any nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides these services may apply for funds.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental,
to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related emergencies). EFSP funds are open to all organizations helping people who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.
In FY 2022, FEMA awarded the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board the $130 million made available under the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Action, 2022 (Pub. L. No. 117103). The FY 2022 $130 million in annual funding is Phase 40 of the program and not the supplemental humanitarian relief funding.
Locally, the Union County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board is the entity responsible for allocation of the $10,000 in Federal dollars that have been awarded to
Union County. The program is administered nationally by the United Way. Please note, these are federal funds administered by United Way of Union County at no cost to the
United States government and should not be confused/portrayed as a United Way grant or allocation.
The local board selects local nonprofit or governmental organizations that have a demonstrated capability to provide emergency food and/or
shelter. All awards must be expended by the recipient organizations within the funding cycle ending Dec. 31, 2023.
Completed applications are due Wednesday, April 12, 2023, by 12:00 pm.
Under terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government,
2) have a sound accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 5) if they are a
private voluntary organization, they must have an active board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
The amount of $10,000 from Phase 40 to be used in Union County was allocated by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists
of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; and
United Way Worldwide. The National 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.