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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY — United Way of Northern New York (UWNNY) announces the availability of Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Phase 41 Award for St. Lawrence County.

St. Lawrence County has been awarded Federal Funds in the amount of $37,585 to be used for established emergency food and shelter programs county-wide.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Emergency Food and Shelter Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1.) Be in St. Lawrence County, 2.) Be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government, 3.) Be eligible to receive Federal funds, 4.) Have an accounting system, 5.) Practice nondiscrimination, 6.) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 7.) If they are a private, voluntary organization they must have a voluntary board.

The St. Lawrence County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board is made up of representatives from St. Lawrence County Government, the American Red Cross, United Way of Northern New York, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, Victims Assistance Center, and other community representatives. The Local Board will determine how Federal funding awarded to St. Lawrence County is to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for reviewing applications and determining allocation of funds to applying agencies.

Click here to download the Phase 41 application.

Completed applications may be electronically submitted or hand delivered to Dawn Cole at UWNNY.

The email address for electronic submission is The office address for UWNNY is 167 Polk Street, Suite 300 in Watertown.

All applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2024 by 4:00 PM. For questions regarding the application, contact Dawn Cole at (315) 788-5631 or by e-mail.

Additional information regarding national EFSP may be found at: