United Way Requests Applications for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Madison County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
May 4, 2020
 
UNITED WAY REQUESTS APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM FOR MADISON COUNTY
 
ANDERSON, IN - Madison County has 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. Phase 37 has been awarded $44,616 and Phase CARES has been awarded $63,610.00. Totalling $108,226, 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, 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 for questions. Applications must be submitted online no later 5:00 pm on Friday, May 15, 2020 to be considered for funding for Phase 37 and Phase CARES. Late applications will not be accepted.
 
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