Emergency Food & Shelter Program

EFSP

Phase 40 Coming SOON!

The Montcalm and Ionia Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a federal program overseen by a local board of nonprofits and government organizations and administered by United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties. The program’s purpose is to supplement and expand the work of local organizations providing services to combat food and housing insecurity.

Montcalm County's EFSP received a total of $190,000 for the past two years of funding. Ionia County's EFSP received a total of $132,226 in the past two years of funding.

 

  Montcalm County  
Phase Dates Total Award
34 10/1/16 - 1/31/18 $24,845
35 2/1/18 - 3/31/20 $25,352
36 10/1/18 - 3/31/20 $29,852
37 1/1/20 - 5/31/20 $22,841
CARES 1/27/20 - 5/31/20 $43,289
38 1/1/20 - 5/31/21 $31,898
39 11/1/21 - 4/30/23 $22,550
ARPAR 11/1/21 - 4/30/23 $69,697

 

  Ionia County  
Phase Dates Total Award
34 10/1/16 - 12/31/17 $6,916
35 1/1/18 - 1/31/19 $8,297
36 N/A 0
37 1/1/20 - 5/31/20 $13,241
CARES 1/27/20 - 5/31/21 $28,870
38 1/27/20 - 5/31/21 $30,337
39 11/1/21 - 4/30/23 $14,234
ARPAR 11/1/21 - 4/30/23 $45,544

 

The local board requests proposals from organizations providing services in alignment with the program intent in high-need areas of the counties. Funding is determined through a competitive process. The local board encourages applications from nonprofit organizations and government organizations in the following funding categories:

  • Served Meals - meal programs
  • Other Foods - food banks, food pantries, organizations that provide food boxes, restaurant vouchers/gift cards
  • Mass Shelter - organizations providing shelter beds/free shelter (without any requirements or costs around stay)
  • Other Shelter - organizations providing paid emergency shelter (hotel/motel assistance)
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance - organizations with rental and/or mortgage assistance programs

Application processes for all funding phases are currently closed. Check back regularly for updated information.

If you have any questions please email haley.porter@liveunitedm-i.org.