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Emergency Food and Shelter Funding

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Madison County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) National Board program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Phase 38 has been awarded $54,071. This award is based upon unemployment and poverty rates at the national average.

 

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by DHS/FEMA and consists of representatives from Red Cross; Catholic Charities; National Council of the Churches of Christ; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. A local board is charged to distribute funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying Madison County agencies are urged to apply.

To apply online, go to the United Way of Madison County website, www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/efsp. You may also contact Kim Rogers-Hatfield, Vice President of Engagement, United Way of Madison County, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 765-608-3067 for questions. Applications must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021, to be considered for funding for Phase 38. Late applications will not be accepted.
Patty Lovins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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