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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). 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 will soon be available for download on this page.

Completed applications must be received by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Attention: Anne Stockton, by Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. Applications can either be dropped off in person at the United Way office in Gales Ferry or mailed. Please do note submit applications via email!

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.

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 or 860-464-3321. Please do not send applications via email - they may be mailed or dropped off in person at United Way in Gales Ferry.