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United Way of Hampshire County Request for Proposals

The United Way of Hampshire County (UWHC) is pleased to release a Request for Proposals for its Economic Security Program Area.  Grant resources will support diverse and inclusive initiatives that improve financial wellness for people in Hampshire County. Three-year funding awards will range from $10,000 to $45,000 per year.  UWHC will invest roughly $900,000 in this program area over the award period.

UWHC focuses its efforts in three program areas: Children, Youth & Their Families; Health & Safety; and Economic Security.

Below is a link to the RFP

It can also be found on the homepage of





Network Releases Request for Proposals for 3 Projects

The Network is pleased to release 3 Requests for Proposals:

Three County CoC Technical Assistance

Hampden County CoC Youth Homelessness Plan

Network Mapping and Planning Consultant

All proposals are due on December 21, and all proposals are contingent on receipt of State funding for Fiscal Year 2017.

Please contact Pamela Schwartz, Network Director, with any questions at

Please distribute widely.  Thank you!


Hampshire County Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funding Available

From the United Way of Hampshire County:

Local agencies that provide emergency food, shelter, rental or utility assistance in Hampshire County Massachusetts are invited to apply for federal funding under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).  EFSP is a public/private partnership that disburses federal funds to local nonprofit organizations through a competitive process overseen by a local volunteer board. United Way of Hampshire County acts as administrator for the county.

Applications are DUE Thursday, September 1, 2016 and must be submitted online. 

The survey link address is:

Supplemental materials should be emailed to .

In the prior phase, awards ranged from approximately $1,000.00 to $4,000.00.  The minimum funding request is $500.00. The EFSP National Board has set the overnight per diem fixed rate allowance for Mass Shelter at $12.50 and the per meal allowance fixed rate for Served Meals at $2.00.

For further information and eligibility details, please contact:

James Ayres, United Way of Hampshire County, 413-584-3962 x106 or