The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is an Federal Program to provide families having difficulty purchasing food and paying rent and utilities. Funding is provided to agencies that currently have a food or shelter program to distribute to families. Additional information on the program can be found at: https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm
EFSP allocations for the current period of funding (Phase 37) and CARES Act funding have recently been released. Long Island has been allocated the following:
Phase 37 $502,395
Phase 37 $593,110
CARES: $845, 605
This is great news for our region at a time when more and more Long Island families are struggling to put food on their tables and pay rent and utilities. This is a significant amount of money to get to families who are currently struggling. In order to distribute these dollars, we are looking to bring on new agencies to the program and we thought of your agency. Please let me know if your agency is interested or would like more information.
This month, HWCLI took over the administration of this program from United Way Long Island. We at HWCLI have been working feverishly to transition the application process for new and returning applicants to an electronic application. Given that we are all working remotely and do not have access to our offices, we wanted to make the application process as paperless as possible. We have also created a place on our website to hold EFSP information including the applications. We will add resources and information to this landing page on our website over the next few weeks.
Below is the link on our website to the application for new applicants. I hope that you will consider completing the application and joining the program.
Applications will be due on May 22nd at 6pm. If you need more time, please let me know.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, suggestions or ideas. HWCLI is very excited to take on the administration of this program and looks forward to finding creative and new ways to bring resources to Long Island’s families!