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IS-421: Overview of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

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Course Overview

Since 1983, the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) has helped people facing economic crises. The program is a unique public-private partnership that brings the voluntary sector and the government together to address critical human needs in the areas of hunger and homelessness. This course gives a brief overview of the EFSP.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the responsibilities and requirements of the National Board, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees.
  • Identify the responsibilities and requirements of the Local Boards to award EFSP funds properly and effectively at the local level.
  • Identify basic responsibilities and requirements of all EFSP-funded Local Recipient Organizations (LROs) regarding program compliance.

Primary Audience

Members of the EFSP National Board, Local Boards, and Local Recipient Organizations.





Course Length:

1 hour
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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