EFSP is a Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program has been entrusted through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (PL 100-77) "to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services" for hungry and homeless people across the nation.
United Way of Larimer County administers the program on a local level to ensure the federal requirements are met. United Way convenes the EFSP Local Board, which is responsible for advertising the availability of funds, establishing local priorities, selecting the nonprofit and government agencies to receive EFSP funding, and monitoring program compliance.
"EFSP is a great example of United Way's ability to leverage additional resources into our community," said Marcy Yoder, chair of the EFSP Local Board and Vice President of Community Impact for United Way of Larimer County. "EFSP funds will help local families put food on the table, have a roof over their heads, and have a chance at finding stability in their lives."
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