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Howard and Tipton Counties United Way receives $35K grant

United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties was chosen to receive $35,672 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter Program in the counties.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the US 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 Northern America, The Salvation Army, and United Way worldwide. The local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high needed areas around the country.

A local board is made up of representatives from County Government, Labor Organizations, United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties, Salvation Army, the Jewish Federation, Catholic Charities, American Red Cross, Coordinated Assistance Ministries and local ministry associations. This board will determine how the funds awarded to Howard County Agencies are distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. The local 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 have the following requirements:

  • Be a private voluntary non-profit or units of government
  • Be eligible to receive Federal funds
  • Have an accounting system
  • Practice non- discrimination
  • Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and or shelter programs
  • If a private volunteer organization, have a voluntary board

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to The Kokomo Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army, Advantage Housing and Family Services Association of Howard County participants. The agencies were responsible for providing meals and lodging to residents of Howard County.

Public or private voluntarily agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact EFSP Staff Coordinator, Cheryl Graham, at United Way of Howard County, 210 West Walnut, Kokomo, Indiana, phone- 765-457-4357 ext. 320. Applications can be found on the United Way website, or picked up in the United Way Resource Department Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deadline for applications to be received is Monday, July 10 at noon.

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