Emergency Food & Shelter Program
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) helps connect Long Islanders with food, rental, and mortgage assistance.
The Emergency Food & Shelter Program was established in 1983 to help meet the needs of the homeless across the country. This program works by allocating federal funds that help supply food and shelter to those in need. It also supports mass shelter and feeding operations. In 38 years of operation, EFSP has given out over $5.03 billion to people in more than 2,500 counties and cities. In 2020 HWCLI became the regional manager for EFSP and continues to oversee the distribution of dollars and coordinates with the local board and local receiving agencies to ensure effective programming across Long Island. For more information please check out the EFSP website! https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/index.cfm
For a referral, please call: 516 559 4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the links below to download these documents.
FOR NONPROFIT AGENCY APPLICANTS
The EFSP Application is currently CLOSED. Please check back soon for more information.
Please note that the online applications do not have an option to save and return later.
To view a sample application from previous phases to help you prepare: click here for the SAMPLE new grantee application or click here for the SAMPLE returning grantee application.
Thank you for your interest in the HWCLI Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant. This application process has two components:
Below are additional criteria and key information pertaining to the EFSP Grant Applications:
Thank you for carefully reading the enclosed material. Click here to contact the EFSP team with any questions or concerns.
Please complete this online application.
In it’s 38 year history EFSP has been able to distribute funds to over 14,000 human service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the nation. Now more than ever EFSP funding for personal emergencies has become critical due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island has worked to raise awareness and create opportunities for new partners to receive EFSP funding during these unprecedented times. Over 600 households have been able to receive critical support from EFSP across 130+ towns in Long Island. Below are personal client testimonials about how EFSP has helped families through difficult times and allowed them time to get back on their feet!
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