United Way gets FEMA grant - apply by Jan. 25

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United Way of Jackson County has been awarded $82,112 in federal funds that will be used to support food and shelter assistance programs. The emergency funding is provided through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP), administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

United Way invites local governmental and private voluntary organizations that qualify to apply for these funds. Special consideration is given to organizations that serve the elderly, families with children, homeless individuals with mental or physical disabilities, and veterans.

Applying organizations must meet these criteria:

• Any nonprofit, governmental or faith-based organization;

• Provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN);

• Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter;

• Have no compliance issues in any previous phases;

• Have an accounting system;

• Be providing services and using its other resources in the area in which they are seeking funding;

• Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit;

• Practice nondiscrimination; and

• To the extent practical, involve homeless individuals and families, through employment, volunteer programs, etc. in providing emergency food and shelter services.

Funding guidelines and questions can be found at tinyurl.com/UWJCefsp2021. All requested information must be provided and proposals submitted to Ebone’ Worthey at eworthey@uwjackson.org.
The deadline is Jan. 25.

A local board of Jackson County residents will determine how the funds will be distributed.

For further information, contact Worthey at 517-914-6561 or eworthey@uwjackson.org. Also, details are available at uwjackson.org.



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