United Way Request Applications For Funds for The Emergency Food And Shelter Program for Madison County

ANDERSON, INMadison County has been awarded $58,631 in 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. This award is based upon the total number of unemployed as compared to the total number of unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions.

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 obtain an application form, 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 k.hatfield@unitedwaymadisonco.org or 765-608-3067. Applications must be submitted electronically by email no later 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 13 to be considered for funding for Phase 34. Late applications will not be accepted.

Source: United Way of Madison County

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