How It Works

  • United Way of Sullivan County administers the local Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
  • A local Emergency Food and Shelter Board helps distribute these funds to agencies, churches, and synagogues that provide assistance to those in need.
  • This funding is used to target special emergency needs. (Emergency needs refer to economic, not disaster related emergencies.)
  • One time FEMA funding can supplement food, shelter, (including transitional shelter), rent and utility assistance in ways that can really make a difference.