Grafton County has been chosen to receive $18,527 by the State Set-Aside Committee under Phase 35 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Grafton County.

The award to New Hampshire was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., United Way, and Tri-County Community Action, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

In the past, a local Board Granite United Way of Northern New Hampshire, Tri-County Community Action, Grafton County Human Services Department, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Voices Against Violence, The Bridge House Homeless Shelter & Veterans Advocacy, The Bancroft House, and Grafton County Senior Citizen Council have worked together to determine how the funds are to be distributed. Grafton County Human Service providers, City and Town Officers and interested community members are invited to serve on this Local Board.

A Full Local Board Meeting has been scheduled to meet at the Grafton County Commissioners Administration on the basement floor at, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy, N. Haverhill, NH 03774 at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 20, 2018. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. Application forms are available at the Administration office of Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc., 603-752-7001.

The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Human Service providers who would like to submit proposals requesting funds for emergency food and shelter needs are required to attend and bring 10 copies of the Application form provided by Tri-County Community Action to this meeting. No requests for funding will be considered after 10:00 AM on the date of this meeting…

Further information on this program may be obtained by reviewing the EFSP website at: or contacting the Local Grafton County Board Chair, Amy Goyette, NCRI; TCCAP Operations Coordinator @ 603-752-7001 ext. 204.