Tuesday, November 28, 2023

United Way Opens Applications for the Emergency Food Shelter Program

YORKTOWN — The United Way of the Virginia Peninsula will begin administering the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program for the local community, it announced Tuesday.

This year, Phase 40 of the federally funded program, more than $160,000 was made available through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board awarded funding to the following Virginia Peninsula localities:

  • City of Hampton: $58,054
  • James City County: $19,761
  • City of Newport News: $76,922
  • City of Williamsburg: $6,620

Public and private nonprofit organizations and government agencies providing food, shelter, or financial assistance to residents within these jurisdictions are encouraged to apply.

Applications are reviewed and funding determinations are made by each locality’s local board. Applications became available on the United Way’s website Feb. 15 and must be completed by March 17 at 5 p.m. to be considered.

To learn more about the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program, visit efsp.unitedway.org. For more information on how United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is responding to poverty in the community or to make a donation, visit uwvp.org.

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