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Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Now Available

Federal funds will soon be 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.

In the last phase, $145,829 was awarded and distributed among 18 organizations in New London County. A similar amount is expected for this coming phase. Completed applications are due to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut by Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. You will find the application and other requirements below.

A Local Board is charged with distributing these 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).

The links below are no longer valid as the deadline for applying has passed:

  • Application Guidelines and Instructions
  • EFSP Application for Phase 33
  • EFSP Eligible Expenditures
  • EFSP Infographic

Completed applications must be received by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Attention: Anne Stockton, by Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

For questions please contact Anne, Community Impact Director at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut at or 860-464-3321