Emergency Food and Shelter Funding



Federal funds for Phase 40 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) have been awarded to Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Monmouth County will receive $260,895
and Ocean County will receive $250,159


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

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 40 EFSP funds must contact Jennifer Hakim of United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at 848-206-2044 or jhakim@uwmoc.org for an application.

Applicants that have never applied before may be asked to attend an interview on April 19, 2023 via Zoom.
That interview will be mandatory.

The deadline to submit an application for Monmouth County is Wednesday, April 12, 2023 by 4:00 PM.
The deadline to submit an application for Ocean County is Tuesday, April 18, 2023 by 4:00 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.