The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
was created by Congress in 1983 to help social service agencies provide emergency relief to those in need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chairs the National Board, and United Way Worldwide is the fiscal agent and staff for the program.
These funds are used to help struggling Bay Area residents access basic needs, including food, shelter, rent/mortgage payments, and utilities bill assistance.
Tax-exempt, nonprofit, or local government entities seeking EFSP funds to be used in the Bay Area should review the general information documents below. Requests for proposals are issued annually—with timelines varying by county—so proposals, applications, and forms will be uploaded as they become available.
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