Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Funding


Contacts:        Ann Bax, President - ann.bax@unitedwaycemo.org

Tonya Willig, Finance Director - tonya.willig@unitedwaycemo.org


Congress has appropriated funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend their Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Phase 36.  A local board, comprised of representatives from local governmental bodies, non-profit social service agencies, and religious organizations is charged with overseeing the Phase 36 award distribution for District #1 in mid-Missouri.  The local board has announced the total District #1 funding available by county is as follows: Callaway: $14,753, Cole: $22,817, Moniteau: $1,816 and Osage: $1,136. 

As per the EFSP guidelines funds can only be used for assisting individuals and families by providing: 1) food, 2) mass shelter and/or feeding, 3) supplies/equipment or more than one of the mentioned services.  Under the terms of the FEMA grant, local organizations eligible to receive these funds should: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the ability to deliver emergency utility, food and/or shelter programs, and 5) have a voluntary board if they are a private voluntary organization.  Qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply and the District #1 Local Board will be responsible for final funding decisions under this phase of the program.

Public or private voluntary organizations in Callaway, Cole, Moniteau and Osage counties who are interested in applying for the Phase 36 Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding can download an application at the United Way of Central Missouri website: www.unitedwaycemo.org, contact their office at (573) 636-4100 or request one by emailing tonya.willig@unitedwaycemo.org. The deadline for submission is October 4, 2019 by 5:00pm.