Hartford, Conn. (April 18, 2023) — More than $450,000 in federal support for food, emergency shelters and homeless prevention services has been awarded to 28 non-profits and municipalities in Hartford County, according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
United Way administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and facilitates the Local Board of Hartford County, a group of community volunteers that determine allocations of funds within federal guidelines.
EFSP funds help supplement the work of local social service organizations and municipalities to support people in need of emergency assistance, such as: emergency shelters (includes hoteling), food distributed through Connecticut Foodshare and homeless prevention services through rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance.
“We continue to see a great need for emergency support as a result of the eviction moratorium and rising inflation,” said Eric Harrison, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.
“These federal funds are crucial as municipalities and community partners continue to work hard in connecting individuals in our community to resources during a time when they need it most,” added Harrison.
Emergency Food and Shelter Funds will support the services of the following non-profits and municipalities:
Mass Shelter Support ($250,057):
Homeless Prevention: Energy Assistance and Rental/Mortgage Assistance ($103,250):
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