Emergency Food and Shelter Program Application

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Application for Funding

Jurisdiction 0130-00 Marshall County, Alabama

What is it?

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. 

The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The national board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

During its 36 years of operation, the national program has disbursed over $4.4 billion to over 14,000 local providers in more than 2,500 counties and cities.

Funds from EFSP are distributed to each county in the United States based on its current population size, unemployment rate, and poverty rate.

Marshall County has been chosen to receive $21,942 for Phase 37 and $31,283 for Phase CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in this county.  The Marshall County Local Board of the EFSP is made up of local nonprofit, government and faith-based agencies and will meet to allocate the funds on May 28, 2020. 
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system and be able to submit a financial audit or financial statement, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board of directors.  Contact Carrie Thomas, United Way of Marshall County, at carrie@unitedwaymarshall.org with any questions.  This local board cannot guarantee any particular level of funding.

How to Apply:

The application window for Phase 37 and CARES is now open. Applicants can use one application for both opportunities; awards will be made for both opportunities simultaneously. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on May 26, 2020.

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PHASE 37: Amount of EFSP funding requested and for what program area (Ex: Food, rent, utilities, etc.)
CARES: Amount of EFSP funding requested and for what program area (Ex: Food, rent, utilities, etc.)
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Typing your name below is an agreement to the following statement:

I certify that the information contained here is true and correct, and that any funding received as a result of this application will be utilized in a manner that is consistent with the proposed purposes of the projects and/or programs described. I understand that at any time, United Way of Marshall County may request documentation related to any grant received, including verification of unduplicated clients and expeditures.