Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 36

Westchester County Awarded $466,615 for Phase 36; Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply

Applications being accepted for EFSF Phase 36

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for the Phase 36 (2019-2020) Emergency Food and Shelter Funds available through the Local Westchester Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Board.  This program provides federal funding which helps to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless. The deadline for submission of completed applications is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board, which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced that Westchester County was awarded $466,615. United Way of Westchester and Putnam is the administrative agency of the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Westchester and Putnam counties.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants must: 1) be nonprofit; 2) be eligible to receive federal funds; 3) have an accounting system or an approved fiscal agent; 4) conduct an annual audit if awarded $25,000 or more in federal funds; 5) practice non-discrimination; 6) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and shelter services; 7) have a voluntary board; 8)have the capacity to either chargeback or expend Phase 36 funding during the jurisdiction’s selected spending period; 9) must be able to completely and accurately obtain, retain and submit required documentation with reports; use DocuSign and online reporting.

How does my nonprofit apply?

Organizations must submit both parts of the two-part application below.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 36 Application Part 1

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 36 Application Part 2

Completed documents can be uploaded below, emailed to Mary Ann Luna, EFSP Director, at mluna@uwwp.org or mailed to Ms. Luna at United Way of Westchester and Putnam, 336 Central Park Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606

The deadline for submission of completed applications is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019.

EFSP Application

Submissions to the EFSP Funds

Where can I find out more information about the program?

These Quick Reference Guides will assist in the understanding of allowable costs and documentation requirements at a glance; it is not a substitute for the EFSP Responsibilities and Requirements Manual (EFSP Manual).

Quick Reference Guide_OtherFood

Quick Reference Guide_RentMortgage

Quick Reference Guide_ServedMeals

For more complete information on this category, please reference the EFSP Manual Phases 35 and 36, or contact the Local Board.