The EFSP program is governed by a national board comprising representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, Jewish Federations of North America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.
A new, local EFSP board for Humboldt County will be seated for Phase 31 and will determine how the EFSP awarded funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. This local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these federal funds to supplement food and shelter programs in Humboldt County.
Under the terms of the grant from the EFSP 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, must have a voluntary board of directors.
Qualified agencies are urged to apply. The deadline for EFSP applications is Friday, Nov. 1.
If an agency is interested in applying for EFSP funding, contact Gabrielle Parkinson, Regional Manager, United Way - Humboldt/Del Norte region via email:_email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-443-8637.