EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP) FUNDING AVAILABLE

United Way of Greater New Haven will administer $439,223 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) for fiscal year 2018-2019 (Phase 35), through a competitive application process for New Haven County nonprofits, faith-based, and government agencies is accepting proposals for emergency services program funding.

United Way of Greater New Haven will administer $439,223 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) for fiscal year 2018-2019 (Phase 35), through a competitive application process for New Haven County nonprofits, faith-based, and government agencies is accepting proposals for emergency services program funding.

To be eligible for EFSP Phase 35 funding, organizations must provide one or more of the following services (organizations may apply for more than one funding area):

  • Food (served meals, food vouchers, food pantries)
  • Shelter (mass shelter, motel vouchers)
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

 

EFSP Funds are supplemental and may not exceed 50% of a program budget. Funds are not intended to substitute for other program funds or to start new programs and are not to be held or reserved for future use. The spending period for Phase 35 is began February 1, 2018.

 

Prior to submitting an application for funding organizations are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to review the “EFSP Quick Reference Guides” to familiarize themselves with funding guidelines, (new) requirements, practices and reporting expectations. FUNDS GRANTED BUT NOT EXPENDED AND DOCUMENTED ACCORDING TO THE EFSP HANDBOOK GUIDELINES MUST BE RETURNED.  Please refer to the handbook for specifics.  Organizations with the GREATEST ability to maximize funding against program impact are preferred.  

 

Applications are due electronically ([email protected])

no later than 12 p.m. on May 24, 2018.

Exceptions will not be made.

 

APPLYING ORGANIZATIONS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • Have 501 c3 status or be an agency of government;
  • Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN);
  • Have a Federal D-U-N-S Identification Number (D-U-N-S Number can be obtained by telephoning 1-866-705-5711), complete and submit a DUNS Form with this application. A blank D-U-N-S form can be accessed here: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Please attach your completed DUNS form to the end of this submission;
  • Have a New Haven County EFSP Local Board Approved Accounting System (if your agency/organization does not meet this criteria you must apply with a fiscal agent which meets this criteria):
    • All agency/organizations applying for $50,000 or more must conduct and submit an annual independent audit and IRS Form 990.
    • All agencies/organizations applying for $25,000-49,999 must conduct and submit an annual accountant’s review
    • All agencies/organizations applying for $1-24,999 must submit a “Balance Sheet/Statement of Financial Position” and “Income Statement/Statement of Activities”
    • All financial documents must be for the current or previous fiscal year.
  • Governed by a volunteer board of directors (nonprofits only);
  • Provide services guided by a non-discriminatory policy;
  • Programs must have a comparative amount of secured funding (51%+ of the program funding must come from a source other than the EFSP) to which they are leveraging EFSP funding;
  • Funded programs must provide year round services within the intent of the EFSP and in the category for which they are requesting funding;
  • Funded programs must use EFSP funds on an ongoing basis to supplement and expand existing eligible on-going direct service costs expanding program services and increasing the number of clients served during the period beginning February 2, 2018.

 

Due to this year’s timeline United Way staff and reviewers will be unable to provide additional time after application submission for applicants to clarify, complete or revise submissions. It is imperative submitted applications meet the identified criteria by the application deadline 12 pm, May 24, 2018 to be considered for funding.

 

Questions regarding the application process should be forwarded to Ellie Meise-Munns, United Way of Greater New Haven at [email protected].

Applications can be found here.