Apply for N2N Funding

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) will be awarding grants in 2017 to support hunger and homelessness services.   

Non-profit organizations, faith organizations, and municipalities serving residents in the N2N services area are eligible to apply. Please review all the information provided on this webpage and in the applications to determine if applying for N2N funds is a match for your organization. Please contact us with questions before submitting an application. For Frequently asked Questions, please click here

Funding Opportunity: Hunger 

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to support hunger service providers, focusing on food pantries and soup kitchens, to expand and/or enhance services in order to better meet the needs of residents affected by the new economic reality in Greater New Haven. The following information is meant to provide clarification and examples for applicants of hunger services that could be funded through N2N:

  • Purchase of food
  • Increased costs for your organization associated with procuring, preparing, storing and/or delivering food
  • Purchase of equipment to procure, prepare, store, or deliver food
  • Costs associated with training volunteers/staff to meet an increased demand for services 
N2N 2017 Hunger Application
Application deadlineWednesday, February 15, 2017 by 12:00 p.m.
Maximum request$20,000
Eligible servicesServed meals, food pantries, food vouchers

Funding Opportunity: Homelessness

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to expand and/or enhance homelessness services in order to better meet the needs of residents affected by the new economic reality in Greater New Haven. This funding opportunity is intended to support the following services for individuals, families, and/or youth:

  • Funds to divert individuals or families from shelter services
  • Rapid rehousing assistance and associated case management, housing search and other front-line staff
  • Effective, efficient shelter operations and associated case management and front-line staff
  • Temporary, emergency lodging, such as hotel/motel stays and associated travel expenses
N2N 2017 Homelessness Application
Application deadlineWednesday, February 22, 2017 by 12:00 p.m.
Maximum request$50,000
Eligible servicesrapid rehousing, diversion, shelter, temporary lodging

Eligibility Criteria  Organizations must meet specific criteria to be eligible to apply for Hunger and Homelessness funding. Carefully review the applications to verify that your organization meets the specific eligibility criteria.   In addition, ALL organizations applying to N2N  must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a nonprofit, government institution, or faith-based organization.

  • Serve individuals and families in the Greater New Haven region, including the towns of Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

  • Have a volunteer board, if a private not-for-profit.

  • Practice non-discrimination in the provision of services and in employment practices consistent with applicable Connecticut statutes, including, but not limited to Connecticut General Statutes Section 46a-60.

  • Agree not to provide cash payments to clients.

  • Agree to expend all funds by March 31, 2018 and to return any unused funds to United Way of Greater New Haven (“UWGNH”).

  • Agree to complete a final grant report, by May 18, 2018.  Failure to comply with the reporting requirements may jeopardize future funding. 

  • Certify that all UWGNH funds will be used in a manner consistent with all applicable anti-terrorist financing and asset controls laws, statutes, and executive orders.

  • Commit to updating an organizational program 2-1-1 profile.

Financial Information A financial review will be conducted of organizations that receive N2N awards. The following information must be submitted before funds can be released:

  • A copy of the organization’s current operating budget
  • A copy of the organization’s 501(c)3 determination letter (if applicable)
  • Organizations with revenue of $100,000 or more must provide a copy of their most recent audit or review by an independent auditor.  Organizations with revenues of $100,000 or less must provide a financial report for the most recent fiscal year.

Exemptions include:

  1. Organizations that are currently funded by United Way of Greater New Haven (including Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds) do not need to submit financial information.
  2. Organizations with current Give Greater ( profiles that include the required financial information do not need to submit financial information.

Questions/Contact information  Our staff is available to help you assess eligibility, answer questions about the applications, and resolve technical issues. Contact Ellie Meise-Munns, United Way Community Impact Coordinator, with questions at [email protected] or (203) 691-4205.    

Created: January 11, 2016 - 2:11pm
-- Updated: January 26, 2017 - 9:22am