Mecklenburg County has been awarded $486,056 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to help supplement local emergency food and shelter efforts.
Qualifying organizations seeking to apply for funding should contact United Way for an application by calling 704-371-6345. Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 28.
The award was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The amount given Mecklenburg County is based on the area’s number of unemployed.
A local EFSP board facilitated by United Way of Central Carolinas will determine how the funds are to be distributed to agencies that provide emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
To be eligible, organizations must be a private, voluntary nonprofit or unit of government, eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system and practice nondiscrimination.
They must also demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
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