FEMA Funding June 12, 2019
Contact: Atina Roberts
(660) 263-6855 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
Funding to Come to Randolph County
United Way of Randolph County to receive Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding; applications requested from local nonprofits.
June 12, 2019 – Moberly, MO – Randolph County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The United Way of Randolph County has been chosen to receive $9,514 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Randolph 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 was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
Using data from 2-1-1 and Randolph County Health Department, funding will be awarded to eligible nonprofits that can meet the needs of the community. EFSP funds are to be used to supplement/extend existing resources and not to substitute or reimburse ongoing programs and services. United Way of Randolph County works closely with both the Health Department and 2-1-1 to collect data that will be shared with the Local Board.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofit or unit of government, 2) be located in and serve residents of Randolph County, 3) be eligible to receive Federal funds and provide agency Federal Tax ID number and their DUNS number, 4) meet financial accounting standards, 5) practice nondiscrimination, 6) demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, 7) if they are a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board, and 8) meet required documentation and reporting standards for utilization of Federal funds.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for local Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact Atina Roberts at 660-263-6588. Completed applications are due no later than noon on June 8, 2018.
United Way of Randolph County has previously given funds to the following local agencies: Safe Passage, NECAC, Christos Center, Senior Multipurpose Center, Higbee Senior Center, and the Community Kitchen.
Individuals seeking assistance may dial 2-1-1 for United Way of Randolph County’s call center or 1-800-427-4626 or visit www.211helps.org to find a participating agency. Funds will not be distributed from United Way of Randolph County directly to individuals.
The United Way of Randolph County, Inc. was founded in 1969. After 50 years the mission remains the same – supporting programs which create a community where family and community-wellness is promoted; child care and early education are available; basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and healthcare are met; the lives and independence of the elderly and disabled are enhanced, and youth are provided with opportunities for positive development. Funds are raised through events like Purses with a Purpose and the annual campaign. Roughly 99 -percent of funds raised in Randolph County, stay in Randolph County.