FEMA Grant to United Way Makes Nearly $73,000 Available for Food, Shelter Needs

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 09:46:46-04

JACKSON, Mich. — United Way of Jackson County has been awarded $72,864 in federal funds to support food, shelter and utility assistance programs in high-need areas. The emergency funding is provided through the Emergency Food And Shelter National Board Program, 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. To be considered, applying organizations must provide the number of people they expect to serve, the amount of money requested, and an overview of the services that funding will provide. Also, applying organizations must meet these criteria:

· Hold current 501(c) 3 non-profit status;

· 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 and conduct an annual audit; and

· Practice nondiscrimination.

In addition, private nonprofit organizations must have a voluntary board of directors.

To be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted to the United Way office, 536 N. Jackson Street, Jackson, MI., 49201. The deadline is Monday, July 15.

A local board of Jackson County residents will determine how the funds will be distributed. This board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

For further information, contact Ebone’ Worthey, Community Solutions Manager, at United Way of Jackson County, 517-796-5132, or

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