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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding Announced

The Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has approved grants to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in New London County. The total amount of the grants is $138,481, and it was awarded to nineteen local programs.

The Local EFSP Board, comprising volunteers from across Southeastern Connecticut, determined how the funds awarded to New London County are distributed among local emergency food and shelter programs. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut assists with the EFSP program by providing staff support, promoting the funding opportunity, and convening the local Board, but does not make funding decisions for EFSP.

The award to our region was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and includes representatives from national nonprofit organizations. The Board distributes funds appropriated by Congress to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country. EFSP Funds must be used to supplement feeding, sheltering and rent/mortgage and utility assistance efforts for programs already in existence and to serve those within New London County.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program Phase 33 Awards
Alliance For Living - $2,940
Catholic Charities - $13,000
Covenant Shelter - $10,150
Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center - $17,500
Groton Social Services - $11,200
Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut- $8,000
Madonna Place - $3,800
Martin House, Inc. - $1,650
MASH - $3,435
New London Community Meal Center - $3,000
New London Homeless Hospitality Center - $13,015
Norwich Human Services - $17,718
Reliance House - $5,000
Safe Futures - $6,000
Saint Vincent dePaul Place - $7,700
The Salvation Army, New London - $6,500
The Salvation Army, Norwich - $1,948
Sound Community Services - $4,000
TVCCA - $1,925

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