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June 16, 2022

United Way Announces $38K in Grant Opportunities for Putnam Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for $38,000 in funding collectively available through Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Funds from the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Board in Putnam County. This program provides federal funding, which helps to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless.

“Housing and food insecurity still plague many residents in Putnam County,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United Way is honored to announce the availability of $38K in Emergency Food and Shelter funding to help our nonprofit partners address the basic human needs of hundreds of thousands of families in our community.”

The deadline for submitting completed applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board, chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced that Putnam is awarded $10,852 for Phase 39 and $27,580 for Phase ARPA-R. The spending period for the two concurrent phases is November 1, 2021, to April 23, 2023.

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 39 and Phase ARPA-R funding during the jurisdiction’s selected spending period; 9) must be able to completely and accurately obtain, retain and submit required documentation with reports and use DocuSign and online reporting.

Qualified organizations are encouraged to apply.

The application is available online at Applicants can obtain further information on the program by contacting: Faith Ann Butcher, EFSP Director at United Way of Westchester and Putnam, at (914) 997-6700 ext. 753. United Way of Westchester and Putnam is the administrative agent of the Local EFSP Boards in Westchester County.