The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a program created by Congress in 1983 to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people through the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds, awarded through the Department of Homeland Security, for the provision of food and shelter. The amount of funding the EFSP administers to communities throughout the nation is dependent on multiple factors, including the local unemployment rate. The United Way of Walworth County administers the EFSP Local Board, #925000 for the Walworth County jurisdiction.
Chair: Federal Emergency Management Agency – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Secretariat and Fiscal Agent: United Way Worldwide
Members: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Catholic Charities USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; American Red Cross
During its 36 years of operation, the program has disbursed over $4.5 billion to over 14,000 local providers in more than 2,500 counties and cities.
The local board is comprised of representatives from the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, American Red Cross, local food insecurity and homelessness representatives, and the United Way of Walworth County. To serve on the Board, contact Board Chair Susan Hughes by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EFSP Local Board’s responsibility is to:
The application window for the Phase 39/ARPA funds is closed. Please check back for Phase 40 funding opportunities.