EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER APPLICATION
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).
Each year, funds from EFSP are distributed to every county in the United States based on the current population size, unemployment rate, and poverty rate of the county. Congress has appropriated funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 35. The amount available for Marion and Polk Counties is $171,728 which is a reduction of $19,667 from the prior phase. The Local Board will be accepting applications starting April 27th.
For more information about EFSP, go to https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm.
Download this fillable application and return it to Emergency Food & Shelter Local Board, C/O United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, 455 Bliler Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
Applications must be received by May 31, 2018; 5:00 PM.
Please submit this form electronically to Betty Hart (email@example.com), Julia Alpernas (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Annie Chapman (email@example.com) (in addition to a hard copy).