Emergency Food & Shelter Program

For years, UWEPC has worked to responsibly administer funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) with money provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Agency (FEMA).

 

ABOUT EFSP 

 

UWEPC brings together designated representatives from the city, county, labor organizations, tribal government, church organizations and local agencies to serve on a board that allocates to local organizations who provide services to families and individuals in crisis. Overall, the goal is to help people in need of emergency assistance through a collaborative effort. 

 

CURRENT LOCAL RECIPIENTS

  • Center Against Sexual & Family Violence
  • El Paso County General Assistance
  • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank 
  • El Paso Human Services Inc. 
  • Opportunity Center for the Homeless
  • The Salvation Army of El Paso

PUBLIC NOTICE 

El Paso County 803600 HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

El Paso County jurisdiction 803600 has been chosen to receive $316,905 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local 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.

A Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to El Paso County jurisdiction 803600 are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Angelica Mata Lindstrom at 915.533.2434 ext. 224 and/or amatalindstrom@unitedwayelpaso.orgfor an application. The deadline for applications to be received (email only) is December 11, 2020 by 4:00 PM MST.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

 

Angelica Mata-Lindstrom 

Volunteer Coordinator 

(915) 533-2434