Oneida County non-profits encouraged to apply for food, shelter funding
Oneida County has been awarded federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The funding, $16,028 was made available through the Department of Homeland Security-Emergency management Agency under the Food and Shelter National Board Program.
In addition, $22,852 has been allocated for the county under the Emergency Food and Shelter CARES program.
A local board will determine how the money will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by service agencies in the area. Under the terms of the grant, agencies chosen to receive funds must:
- Be private voluntary non-profits 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, and
- If the agency is a private voluntary organization, it must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies may receive funds to provide food, shelter and supportive services, including but not limited to:
- Food services, such as congregate meals or groceries
- Lodging in a mass shelter, or in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter facility limited to 30-day assistance
- One month rent or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure
- Utility assistance for one month of service for gas, electric and water service
- Supplies and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Nancy Sattler at the Northwoods United Way at 715-202-3344, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, May 22, 2020.