Westchester Nonprofits can Apply for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

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 has been awarded $466,615.

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.

Qualified organizations are encouraged to apply.

The application is available online www.uwwp.org/efsp36. Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting: Mary Ann Luna, EFSP Director at United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Inc. at (914) 997-6700 ext.740.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is the administrative agent of the Local Westchester EFSP Board.