Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides federal funds to community organizations to help people in times of crisis and to provide prevention services that help people avoid crisis. United Way of Greater New Haven administers the program for New Haven County.
EFSP began in 1983 and was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. Locally, United Way helps manage and distribute these funds.
EFSP funds, which are distributed through a competitive application process, are used to provide served meals or emergency groceries, lodging in shelters or hotels, and emergency rent and mortgage assistance, foreclosure prevention and utility assistance.
UWGNH will notify local organizations about the availability of future EFSP funding when we have that information. If you would like to be added to the email list for grant funding notifications, click here.