Applications Now Being Accepted for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

April 19, 2016 - Applications Now Being Accepted for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

Salem, Ore. – Applications are now being accepted for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds in Marion and Polk Counties.

Congress has appropriated funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 33.  The amount available for Marion and Polk Counties has not been announced, however, the Local Board will be accepting applications starting April 15th. In Phase 32, $195,692 was available to this area.

Application materials are available on line at www.unitedwaymwv.org/emergencyfoodandshelterfunding.

“We are excited to be able to make the funds available to the community,” said Julia Alpernas, Local Board Chair.  “Even families who have someone working need emergency food or housing assistance.”

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program now are accepting applications for use of emergency food and shelter funds in Marion and Polk Counties.  Agencies providing emergency food or shelter services may apply for funds. The Local Board, made up of representatives of non-profit agencies, community members, and local government, will make the allocations of funds to local agencies sometime in June.

Agencies applying for funding may be asked to make brief presentations to the Local Board.  Funds will be awarded based on the application meeting the requirements of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, the ability of the applicant agency to meet the reporting requirements of the program, and the need in the community.

For more information on the application process, contact Betty Hart at hartmb30@msn.com.

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