Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP)


United Way of Marathon County serves as the Secretariat for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Marathon County. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program provides federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help expand the capacity of food, shelter, and rent/utilities assistance programs in high-need areas around the country. These funds are used to support people facing economic emergencies that contribute to hunger and the loss of housing by supporting the expansion of existing programs, thereby supporting more people than can be served without the EFSP funding.

PHASE 41- Marathon County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Marathon County has been chosen to receive funds of $41,002 (Phase 41) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.  Nonprofit, faith-based organizations and local government agencies providing food, shelter, and supportive services in Marathon County are eligible to apply for funding. Applications are available by contacting Ben Lee at blee@unitedwaymc.org or 715-298-5715.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2024.

*Click here for preliminary information about Phase 41 Funding*

*Click here for the application* 

*Click here for the press release* 


For questions or concerns please contact: 
Ben Lee, Director of Community Impact
United Way of Marathon County