EFSP
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP)

Applications are due to staff@unitedwaynwmi.org by June 29, 2023.

County Phase 39 ARPAR Phase 40 Total
Antrim $10,262 $31,718 $12,292 $44,010
Benzie $7,438 $22,988 $9,308 $39,734
Charlevoix $10,942 $33,820 $12,207 $56,969
Emmet $15,615 $48,262 $18,973 $82,850
Grand Traverse $17,829 $57,047 $12,422 $87,298
Kalkaska $8,148 $25,182 $10,043 $43,373
Leelanau $3,676 $11,763 $8,930 $20,693
Total $59,972 $230,780 $84,175 $374,927

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the “Jobs Stimulus Bill.” That legislation created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that consisted 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.

EFSP funds are intended to respond to the changing hunger/homeless needs; not to maintain the status quo. The intent of EFSP funding is to address hunger/homeless needs to make a difference – not to simply spread dollars among all eligible applicants. Additionally, The National Board encourages Local Boards, the decision-making local bodies, to place special emphasis on the identification of and the assistance to the elderly, families with children, Native Americans and Veterans.

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