Emergency food and shelter program funds available
Grundy County is scheduled to be awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
While dollar amounts of awards are not known at this time, it is anticipated the program will be funded at some level, according to a news release from the United Way of Grundy County. Applications for funding are not a guarantee that funds will be available.
The Grundy County EFSP Board distributes the funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country, according to the news release.
The Grundy County EFSP Board will determine how the funds awarded locally 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 available under this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
• Be private, voluntary nonprofits or units of government;
• Have an accounting system;
• Practice nondiscrimination;
• Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs;
• If a private, voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply by contacting Karen Nall at the United Way of Grundy County at 815-942-4430 or email at EFSP@UWGrundy.org
The application deadline is Monday.
Grundy County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds previously with We Care of Grundy County, Northern Illinois Food Bank, PADS and Community Nutrition Network participating.