United Way of St. Clair County received $7 5,858 in federal grant funding to provide for homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and organizations helping individuals with emergency utility and mortgage assistance. The United Way of St. Clair County acts as board chairperson for the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), and has authority to grant the money to eligible organizations in St. Clair County.
This category of funding (EFSP) is provided annually through a provision in the federal budget, which is targeted to address the needs of families impacted by unemployment and emergency medical events. The funds are determined for each County through a formula based on the number of funds allocated by congress and the rate of unemployment within that particular County.
All organizations are required to apply using the application process available online, www.uwstclair.org/EFSP; instructions are provided. All applications must be submitted to United Way of St. Clair County by 4:30 PM on May 25, 2020 for consideration.
Agencies previously receiving funding through EFSP dollars are: Blue Water Safe Horizons, The Harbor, Salvation Army, Downriver Helping Hands, Downriver Bread of Life Nutrition Center, Blue Water Community Food Depot (Port Huron), Harbor Impact Ministries, Trinity United Methodist Food Pantry (Algonac), SOS Marysville Food Pantry, Blue Water Area Rescue Mission, Detroit Rescue Mission (Port Huron Pathway Shelter), Mid City Nutrition, and the C3 Connection.