EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM

Local Administration of Federal EFSP

United Way of Southwestern Indiana serves as the local administrator of the federal government’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The national program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Phase 39 and ARPAR funding has been announced for Warrick County. Applications will be accepted beginning April 7, 2022, through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022. Nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter assistance may apply. Please see the Public Notice below. 

Public Notice

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) is a Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA). It has been entrusted through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (PL 100-77) “to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services” by local social service organizations for people across our Nation who are hungry, homeless, and in economic crisis. Phase 39 funds are available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law No. 116-260 and Phase ARPAR funds are available under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law No. 117-2, Section 4007.

Phase 39 – The Warrick County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will award $10,786.00 to Warrick County nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter assistance.

Phase ARPAR – In addition, the Warrick County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will award $33,737.00 to Warrick County nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter assistance.  Please note the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is Phase ARPA-R (the “R” representing the regular EFSP and not the supplemental humanitarian relief funding authorized under ARPA, Section 4008).

For both phases, applications are currently being accepted until April 29th. The federal funds were made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. 

 

Local organizations providing food or shelter assistance may receive funds if they: 1) are a nonprofit organization, 2) have an accounting system adequate to assure control of the funds, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver food and/or shelter programs and 5) are a private voluntary organization with a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply and may contact United Way of Southwestern Indiana at (812) 421-7477 for more information. 

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 via electronic submission.

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