From the 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.

Applications are DUE Thursday, September 1, 2016 and must be submitted online. 

The survey link address is:

Supplemental materials should be emailed to [email protected] .

In the prior phase, awards ranged from approximately $1,000.00 to $4,000.00.  The minimum funding request is $500.00. The EFSP National Board has set the overnight 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 and eligibility details, please contact:

James Ayres, United Way of Hampshire County, 413-584-3962 x106 or [email protected]


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