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 38 – The Warrick County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will award $12,959 to Warrick County nonprofit agencies providing food and shelter assistance. Applications are currently being accepted. 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 the application or more information. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 via electronic submission.



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