An announcement from United Way of Hampshire County:

Local agencies that provide emergency food, shelter, rental or utility assistance in Hampshire County Massachusetts are invited to apply for federal funding under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).  EFSP is a public/private partnership that disburses federal funds to local nonprofit organizations through a competitive process overseen by a local volunteer board. United Way of Hampshire County acts as administrator for the county.

Hampshire County funding levels for the upcoming EFSP Phase 32 are unknown at this time. In the most recent phase, approximately $17,000 in funding was distributed to agencies in Hampshire County. Overall, program funding levels for the region are expected to be similar to last year. Due to the limited funding available, please be aware that agencies meeting all of the application criteria may not receive their funding request.

Click here for the eligibility information sheet which includes important program guidelines and details.

Applications are DUE Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and must be submitted online.

The link address is:

Supplemental materials should be emailed to [email protected].

The minimum funding request is $500.00. The EFSP National Board has set the per diem fixed rate allowance for Mass Shelter at $12.50 and the per meal allowance fixed rate for Served Meals at $2.00.


For further information, please contact:


Victoria Lucadello, 413-584-3962 x100

[email protected]

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