Cecil Opens Applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

Cecil County has opened applications for $124,186 in aid for Emergency Food and Sheltering programs. 

Cecil County has been awarded Federal funding through the State Set-Aside (SSA) process under Phase 39 and Phase ARPA-R of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs in the County.  The National Board will distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the Country.

EFSP funds available for Cecil County are: $30,461 from Phase 39 funding and $93,725 from ARPA-R funding, totaling $124,186.  This funding is made available by a National Board and State Set-Aside committee chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; The Jewish Federations of North America; Catholic Charities USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and United Way of America.

A Local Board comprised of representatives from the United Way of Cecil County, the Cecil County Department of Community Services and other agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Cecil 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 available under this phase of the program.

Nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations, State, County, and local government agencies interested in applying for EFSP funds should contact Krista Gilmore at kgilmore@ccgov.org or (410) 996-8416.  A virtual briefing on the program will be conducted for interested agencies on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM.  To register for the briefing session, please email kgilmore@ccgov.org.  The deadline for submitting an EFSP application is September 19, 2022.

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