Emergency funds available locally


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A federal grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program of $5,300 will be distributed to organizations that provide emergency shelter and food. 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, Aug. 10, 2017 at the Champaign County Community Center, 1512 S. US Route 68, Conference Room B.

The guidelines specify that the grants may be awarded to government or private groups that meet the following criteria including but not limited to: nonprofit status, have an accounting system and checking account, provide a DUNS (Dun & Bradstreet) number, be providing services and using other resources in the community, conduct an annual audit, do not discriminate, show the ability to deliver emergency food or shelter and, for private groups, have a volunteer board.

Applications are due to the United Way Clark County office, P.O. Box 59 Springfield, Ohio, 45501, by noon on Friday, August 4, 2017. Applications may also be emailed to lwagner@uwccmc.org before Aug. 4, 2017.

Anyone wanting further information or an application should call United Way at 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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Information from United Way.

Information from United Way.