2019 EFSP funds allotment announced

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Posted 6/20/19

Through its United Way affiliate, Bradley County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.Bradley County has been chosen to receive $42,498 to …

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2019 EFSP funds allotment announced


Through its United Way affiliate, Bradley County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

Bradley County has been chosen to receive $42,498 to supplement EFSP programs in the county for Phase 36.

The selection was made by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 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 made up of community representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Bradley County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive funds under a grant application process.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must 1) be private, voluntary nonprofits or units of government; 2) have an accounting system; 3) be eligible to receive federal funds; 4) practice non-discrimination; 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a volunteer board.

Qualifying organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Jaynese Waddell at the United Way of the Ocoee Region in writing, either by email at JayneseWaddell@unitedwayocoee.org or by mail at P.O. Box 193, Cleveland TN 37364-0193.

The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, June 28.


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