COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE STATE
SET-ASIDE PROCESS FOR PHASE 33 UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM
(CANTON, IL) Fulton County has been awarded federal
funds through the State Set-Aside process under the Emergency Food and Shelter
National Board Program (EFSP). The
program provides assistance for food, utilities and shelter to individuals and
families in emergency situations who meet the federal eligibility
Fulton County has been chosen to receive $6,364 to
supplement emergency food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the
county. Funding is based on poverty and
average unemployment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor for the most
current 12-month period.
The selection was made by a national board that is
chaired by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and consists of
representatives from the Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish
Communities; Catholic Charities, USA: National Council of Churches of Christ in
the USA; and United Way Worldwide.
United Way for Spoon River Country convenes a local
board of community partners to determine which organizations can best use the
emergency dollars award. The local board
determines how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local service agencies.
The board will meet Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the United
Way for Spoon River Country (209 East Chestnut Street, Suite #3, Canton, IL).
Applications are now being accepted from human service
agencies serving Fulton County.
the terms of the grant from the National Board, organizations chosen to receive
private voluntary non-profits or units of government
an accounting system
demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
would like more information about applying for Emergency Food and Shelter
Program funds, contact United Way for Spoon River Country at (309)
647-1825. The deadline for submission is
12:00 p.m. Friday, July 7th.