Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Received Notice of Funding Award
EFSP Food Pantry


Columbia County has been awarded Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 38.

Columbia County has been notified there will be an award for EFSP funds in 2021 supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The award amount posted on the website is for $23,437.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S. A.; and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent.  The 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 made up of representatives from the VFW, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Community Churches, Homeless and other community representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Columbia County are to be distributed.

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 eligible to receive Federal funds
  3. Have an accounting system.
  4. Practice nondiscrimination and provide a copy of their policy on their letterhead.
  5. Have no previous noncompliance or returned funds via the emergency food and shelter program.
  6. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs within Columbia County.
  7. If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
  8. Organizations must have a permanent Columbia County presence.

To request an application contact the United Way of Columbia County email info@unitedwayofcolumbiacounty.com .