Federal grant money available


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A federal grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program of $5,751 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 will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at noon at the Madison-Champaign Educational Service, Center, 2200 S U.S. Highway 68, Urbana.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits 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 agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Kari Griffith from United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties at 937-324-5551, extension 115 or via email at kgriffith@uwccmc.org.

The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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 of Clark, Champaign and Madison counties.

Information from United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison counties.