United Way Requests Applications for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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UNITED WAY REQUESTS APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM FOR MADISON AND FAYETTE COUNTIES
 
Madison and Fayette Counties have 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. Madison County Phase 38 has been awarded $54,071. Fayette County has been awarded $10,396.00. These awards are 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, Madison County organizations, go to the United Way of Madison County website, www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/efsp.  Fayette County organizations, go to www.unitedwaymadisonco.org/fayette-co-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 for questions.
 
Applications must be submitted online to be considered for funding for Phase 38. Late applications will not be accepted.
Madison County deadline - Thursday, January 21, 5:00 pm
Fayette County deadline - Monday, January 25, 12:00 pm