Rock County has been chosen to receive $68,289 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs (EFSP) in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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.
The Local Board of the EFSP is facilitated by Mary Fanning-Penny, President & CEO of United Way Blackhawk Region and consists of representatives from the faith community, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, ECHO, Family Services of S.W.A.N.I., Rock County government, and Salvation Army. This Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be:
1) private, voluntary nonprofits with a voluntary board or units of government;
2) eligible to receive federal funds;
3) have an accounting system;
4) practice non-discrimination;
5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Applications are due on Monday, June 25th to United Way Blackhawk Region by 5:00 p.m.
MAIL: 205 N. Main St., Ste. 101, Janesville, WI 53545
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE.
To learn more about the EFSP program, please click here.