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NEW LONDON CENSUS COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE
NEW LONDON CENSUS COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH DHS/FEMA UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) funds in the approximate amount of $133,274 were awarded to the New London Census County jurisdiction to supplement already existing emergency food and shelter programs. The funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency and open to non-profit organizations and public agencies. In the last phases of funding, New London Census County was awarded $429,239.00 for 26 agencies selected by an independent, volunteer Review Panel. 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. Funding will be provided in the following priority areas: mass shelter, served meals, other foods (ie: food pantries), rent/mortgage assistance, and utility assistance. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must 1) be private non-profits or agencies of government, 2) eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice non-discrimination, 5) have existing emergency food and/or shelter programs, 6) if a private organization, must have a voluntary board, and 7) submit an online application by the below deadline. The request for proposal is currently open. Completed applications to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut are due by Friday, February 17th, at 5pm. Application and requirements at www.uwsect.org/efsp or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.464.3312. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.