Emergency Food and Shelter Funding



Monmouth and Ocean County have been awarded federal funds for Phase 39 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Funds are made available through the Dept. of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Monmouth County has been chosen to receive $294,288 for Phase 39 and $909,574 for Phase ARPA.

Ocean County has been chosen to receive $269,165 for Phase 39 and $831,926 for Phase ARPA.


Phase 39 and Phase ARPA are both scheduled to end April 30, 2023.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by Dept of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to each county are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under these phases of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
  • be private voluntary non-profits or units of government
  • be eligible to receive Federal funds
  • have an accounting system
  • practice nondiscrimination
  • have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
  • have a voluntary board if they are a private voluntary organization
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply!
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Phase 39 or Phase ARPA funds must contact Jennifer Hakim of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at 848-206-2044 or jhakim@uwmoc.org for an application.
The deadline to submit an application for Monmouth County is Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by 12:00 PM.
The deadline to submit an application for Ocean County is Friday, March 25, 2022 by 12:00 PM.
All applications are to be sent via email to jhakim@uwmoc.org.
Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be sent back for corrections or completions.
It is strongly suggested to read through the Manual of Requirements prior to completing your application.
For more information or to request an application, please contact Jennifer Hakim at jhakim@uwmoc.org or 848-206-2044.