Emergency Food and Shelter Program

United Way of York County, SC was previously awarded federal funds under Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; The Jewish Federations of North America; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; and United Way Worldwide. The National Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

Local Governance
A Local Board made up of representatives from local health and human service organizations, local government, faith community and others will determine how the funds will be distributed. United Way of York County, SC, will then award funds to emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be located in and serve residents of York County, 3) be eligible to receive Federal funds and provide agency Federal Tax ID number and their DUNS number, 4) meet financial accounting standards, 5) practice nondiscrimination, 6) demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 7) if they are a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board, and 8) meet required documentation and reporting standards for utilization of Federal funds.   Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply.

Agency Distributions
The Local EFSP Board designated utility and rent/mortgage assistance based on local needs and to prevent homelessness as priority categories for Phase 33 funding based on United Way's 2-1-1 Information and Referral call center statistics.  The Local Board, facilitated by United Way of York County, SC, determined how the funds are to be distributed to eligible non-profits in York County. 

EFSP funds are to be used to supplement/extend existing resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services.

United Way of York County, SC awarded Phase 33 Emergency Food and Shelter funds to The Salvation Army and Clover Area Assistance Center for utility, rent and mortgage assistance during the past year.

Applying for Funds
Applications for Phase 33 is closed.  For additional information please contact James Jeter at (803) 324-2735 or email at JJeter@unitedwayofyc.org.

Funds will not be distributed from United Way of York County, SC, directly to individuals.

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