The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created by Congress in 1983 to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people. A local board of agencies work together to disperse these funds to our community. United Way of Central Louisiana currently serves as the Central Louisiana EFSP board chair.
- Provide funding to local agencies for basic needs programs
About Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was created by Congress in 1983 to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States.
The EFSP Program supports nonprofit programs in Rapides Parish by providing funds for food, shelter, and supportive services to individuals and families who have economic emergencies. The funds come through a cooperative arrangement between United Way Worldwide and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Congress apportions the amount to be distributed each year through this program.
A local EFSP board meets to allocate funds to local agencies as they arrive. United Way of Central Louisiana currently sits as the local board chair.
For more information, visit https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm.
Still have questions, take a look at the EFSP Frequently Asked Questions document.
Application Due: September 13, 2023
Spend Date: December 31, 2023
How to Apply