Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that New Hampshire will receive $320,332 in funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). EFSP funds may be used for shelter, feeding, food distribution through food pantries and food banks, one-month assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments to prevent evictions, and transition assistance from shelters to stable living conditions. This amount is provided through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant from the Department of Homeland Security, made possible by the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“No one should ever have to go to bed hungry or without a roof over their head because of a lost job or medical bankruptcy. This important funding will help ensure that more New Hampshire families have access to Emergency Food and Shelter Programs.”