Following this model, we launched and invested in 4 United Way Signature Pilot Programs and collaborations with fifteen existing partner programs that address identified service gaps:
When a community partner has an existing program addressing an identified priority of the 2022-23 Community Plan, United Way teams up with that partner to ensure the program is supported. Here's a closer look at those programs:
What is The Emergency Food & Shelter Program? The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a FEMA-funded program authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. We administer Floyd County’s EFSP funds, assembling a local board representative of the national board and charged with distributing these funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of local food and shelter programs. The local board is required to determine allocations through a competitive application process. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must (1) be private, voluntary nonprofits or units of government, (2) have an accounting system, (3) be eligible to receive federal funds, (4) practice non-discrimination, (5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, (6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a volunteer board. Learn more about the grant at the National EFSP Website.