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EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDING

WHITESIDE COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Whiteside County has been chosen to receive $39,929 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board chaired by United Way of Whiteside County will determine how the funds awarded to Whiteside County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Eligibility to receive funds:

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.

How to apply:

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds can visit www.uwwhiteside.org or contact Keri Olson, CEO of United Way of Whiteside County at (815) 625-7973 for an application. Grant request applications are due by 4:00pm, May 27, 2022 at the United Way office, PO Box 806, Sterling, IL 61081 or emailed to kolson@uwwhiteside.org.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION: https://uwwhiteside.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Application-Phase-39-and-ARPAR.docx

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