EFSP Phase 37 and Phase CARES in Westchester and Putnam

Applications being accepted for EFSP Phase 37 and EFSP Phase CARES

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for the Phase 37 and Phase CARES of the Emergency Food and Shelter Funds available through the Local Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Boards.  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 Friday, May 22, 2020.

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 the following allocations:

Putnam Phase 37                          $39,245
Putnam Phase CARES                $55,953

Westchester Phase 37                $375,694
Westchester Phase CARES       $535,631

The spending period for Phase 37 is January 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021.
The spending period for Phase CARES is January 27, 2020, to May 31, 2021.

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 37 and/or Phase CARES 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.

All agencies applying for EFSP funds must provide their DUNS number and FEIN in their applications. Failure to
provide these numbers will prevent or delay the release of funds to agencies, if they are awarded by the Local Board.
The numbers may be obtained, as follows:
• Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. DUNS numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet
(D&B) at no cost.  Apply for DUNS – https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html
• Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) – FEIN numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) at no cost. Apply for FEIN – www.irs.gov

How does my nonprofit apply?

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

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Application Part 1

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Application Part 2

Completed documents can be uploaded below, emailed to Faith Ann Butcher, EFSP Director, at fbutcher@uwwp.org or mailed to Ms. Butcher 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 Friday, May 22, 2020.

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.