United Way of Adams County has been chosen to receive approximately $20,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The federal funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter national board program.
The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency consisting of representatives from the 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 with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. The board is coordinated through the United Way of Adams County and will determine how the funds awarded to Adams County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.
The board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, 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 agencies are urged to apply.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may request information and an application at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on July 14, 2023.