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Emergency Food & Shelter Program Phase 34 now open

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM

Grayson 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.

For this year's Phase 34, Grayson County has been chosen to receive $44,493 to supplement food and shelter programs for the homeless and those in need in Grayson county. If you are interested in applying for your nonprofit organization, please review the resources below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Delisa Deavenport at 903-893-1920 extension 4 or email at delisa.deavenport@unitedwaygrayson.org. You may also contact the national level at 703-706-9660.

Applicant Resources

(1) Phase 33 Manual        (2) Phase 34 Key Changes

(3) Phase 34 Grayson County Instructions

(4) Phase 34 Grayson County Application

Application due in office by July 21, 2017 5:00 pm

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 is 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 representatives from the community will determine how the funds awarded to Grayson 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 this phase of the program. The board will meet in July 2017 to allocate Phase 34 funds to those nonprofits that have completed an application and submitted required documents.

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.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can complete an application above and return to Delisa Deavenport, United Way of Grayson County. You may contact Delisa Deavenport with any questions at 903-893-1920, Extension 4 or by email at delisa.deavenport@unitedwaygrayson.org