Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Lubbock Area United Way is the local administrator for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). EFSP was created in 1983 to supplement and expand the work of local social services agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related emergencies). EFSP funds may be used to provide economic assistance in the long term, even if the current circumstances may have been impacted by an earlier disaster occurrence. The EFSP funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people. EFSP funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering (including transitional sheltering) and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts only.

Announcement of Phase 40 Funding

Lubbock County has been awarded Federal funds totaling $119,217 made available through the Department of Homeland Security and the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The funds will be used to supplement food and shelter assistance to people within Lubbock county. 

Local agencies chosen to receive the funds must: 1) be non-profits in Lubbock County, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 5) have a voluntary board and 6) be eligible to receive Federal funds. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. 

To learn more visit http://www.efsp.unitedway.org. Eligible organizations may access the local application here.

Deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on March 3, 2023.

Please contact Amanda McAfee with any questions.