Applications sought for emergency food/shelter funds


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A $5,078 federal grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program will be distributed to organizations that provide emergency shelter and food for Champaign County. The local Champaign County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will determine how the funds are awarded. The board’s next meeting is 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Conference Room B of the Champaign County Community Center, 1512 S. U.S. Route 68, Urbana.

The guidelines specify that the grants may be awarded to government or private groups that meet criteria including but not limited to: Having a nonprofit status, having an accounting system and checking account, providing a DUNS number, providing services and using other resources in the community, conducting an annual audit, not discriminating, showing the ability to deliver emergency food or shelter and, for private groups, having a volunteer board.

Applications are due by noon Thursday, Sept. 29, to the United Way Clark County office, P.O. Box 59, Springfield, OH 45501, Applications may also be emailed to lwagner@uwccmc.org before the due date.

Anyone wanting further information or an application should call United Way at 937-324-5551.

Emergency Food & Shelter Funds are federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Submitted by United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties.

Submitted by United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties.