United Way of Douglas County receives $45,000 for emergency food and shelter programs

Local nonprofits or government units seeking extra money for emergency food and shelter programs are encouraged to apply for funding from United Way of Douglas County.

The United Way announced in a news release on Monday that Douglas County will receive $45,377 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. A local board chaired by the United Way of Douglas County will determine how the funding will be distributed.

To receive the funding, local agencies must be nonprofits or units of government, be able to receive federal funding, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and have demonstrated the ability to deliver emergency food or shelter programs. If the agency is a private nonprofit, it must have a voluntary board.

Any local agencies that fit this criteria may apply for funding online at unitedwaydgco.org/efsp. Applications are due by Jan. 29.


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