EFSP Grants Phase 36 Applications
MILWAUKEE 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.
Milwaukee County has been chosen to receive $399,057.00 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 spearheaded by The United Way will determine how the funds awarded to Milwaukee 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 the 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.
Milwaukee County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with 37 agencies participating. These agencies were responsible for providing 104,859 meals and 16,777 of nights lodging.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Krystina Kohler at the United Way at 414-263-8181 for an application. Applications may be submitted from Monday August 5th at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, August 16th at 4:00 p.m. Instructional sessions will be held at Hunger Task Force, 201 South Hawley Court, Milwaukee, WI 53214 on Monday July 22nd at 10:00 am and Wednesday July 24th at 2:00pm. Please RSVP to an instructional session to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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