08/03/11 — Applications now being accepted for grant money

View Archive

Applications now being accepted for grant money

By From staff reports
Published in News on August 3, 2011 1:46 PM

Wayne County has been awarded $43,843 in federal funds under an Emergency Food and Shelter Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The program assists local charities in providing emergency assistance in the form of meals, shelter, utility, and rent assistance.

Qualified local, governmental, or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must be non-profit, provide its D-U-N-S number, have an audit if requesting funding in excess of $25,000, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food, shelter, utility assistance, or rent assistance programs, have a voluntary board if a private voluntary organization, provide valid email address for agency contact, and be able to certify that its agency is not debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds.

In order to prevent a duplication of services funded, allocations will be awarded as supplements to current services and not as a startup funding.

Qualifying organizations are urged to submit applications, which are available at United Way of Wayne County at 301 E. Ash St., Suite 310 (3rd floor of the Wachovia Bank building) starting Aug. 4.

Applications must be returned to United Way no later than Wednesday, August 10 at 4 p.m.

Applicants are required to attend the meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board that will be on Friday, Aug. 12, starting at 9 a.m. at the United Way in order to be eligible for consideration. Applicants will be notified of their appointment time. The United Way of Wayne County provides the administrative staff for the program.