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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds Available

Federal funds are available in New London Census County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). For phase 34, the total amount available is $139,638. The amount available is determined by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Agency and includes representatives from national nonprofit organizations. Qualifying local organizations are urged to apply. An application and other information is available for download on this page.

Completed applications must be received by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Attention: Anne Stockton, by Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. For the first time in conjunction with this funding, there is a planned Bidder's Conference on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at United Way in Gales Ferry.

A Local Board is charged with distributing EFSP funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas within the county. The Local Board will review applications requesting funds in the following priority areas: rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, mass shelter costs, other shelter, and mass feeding (served meals or food pantry). United Way does not make funding decisions for EFSP. In 2016, EFSP funding in New London County provided 26,827 meals, 2,740 shelter bed nights, 134 households with rental assistance, and 48 households with utility assistance.

Click the items below to download an application and other information:

For questions please contact Anne, Community Impact Director at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at anne.stockton@uwsect.org or 860-464-3321