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United Way Announces $500,000 in Grant Opportunities for Westchester and Putnam Nonprofits

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam has announced its latest round of Crisis Funding, which will disperse over $500,000 in grants to local nonprofits through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
 
“The current economic crisis leaves thousands of our neighbors hungry and at risk of being evicted from their homes,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “We are pleased that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been able to offer $1.8 million in assistance to nonprofit organizations working on the front lines to serve our community and urge them to apply for grants through this latest round of funding.”
 
The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting applications for Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Funds available through the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Boards in Westchester County. This program provides federal funding which helps to extend currently available services for the hungry and homeless. Westchester is awarded $464,020 and Putnam is awarded $46,087 in this round of grants.
 
The deadline for submission of completed applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.
 
Eligible applicants must: 1) be nonprofit; 2) be eligible to receive federal funds; 3) have an accounting system or an approved fiscal agent; 4) conduct an annual audit if awarded $25,000 or more in federal funds; 5) practice non-discrimination; 6) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and shelter services; 7) have a voluntary board; 8) have the capacity to either chargeback or expend Phase 38 funding during the jurisdiction’s selected spending period; 9) must be able to completely and accurately obtain, retain and submit required documentation with reports and use DocuSign and online reporting.
 
The application is available online at www.uwwp.org/efsp-phase38. Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting: Faith Ann Butcher, EFSP Director at United Way of Westchester and Putnam at (914) 997-6700 ext. 753
Together we can help so many families! 
 
United Way of Westchester and Putnam teamed with Toys for Tots to give toys to thousands of children from low- to moderate-income families throughout our communities. In Putnam and Northern Westchester, United Way organized to deliver gifts through its partnership with DoorDash to the families' homes. 
 
"Thank you all so much. My tree was empty. Now because of your services, I have something to give the kids. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart," said Mrs. K from Carmel. 
 
United Way invested or leveraged its resources through its Essential Goods for Basic Needs program to provide toys to over 1,000 children in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains, Port Chester Mamaroneck through its nonprofit and school district partners.
 
"Words cannot express how thankful we are for your donation of these gifts. We will be able to get these to children who otherwise may not get anything this Christmas. Thank you, United Way," said a representative from the Mount Vernon School District.
 
Thank you to all our partners who made this possible:
 

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