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Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Available

United Way to Adminster Emergency Food and Shelter Funds in Jo Daviess County 


United Way serves as the chair of the local emergency food and shelter board.  The local board receives funds from the National Emergency food and shelter board to supplement existing services that meet critical emergency needs in the county, including food pantries, homeless shelters, home delivered meals, and other vital services.  

Jo Daviess County set to receive $3,048 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

The money that was awarded to Jo Daviess County is used to supplement existing services that provide emergency food and shelter services in Jo Daviess county. 

The selection was made by a National Board, which is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and United Way of America.

The local board, which is composed of representatives from Jo Daviess County, is now charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas in our communities. The local board is seeking applications from qualified service organizations (please see detailed list of qualifications below) serving Jo Daviess County.

Jo Daviess County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to The Salvation Army, Freeport Area Church Cooperative, Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency Senior Citizen Services, VOICES and Northern Illinois Food Bank. These agencies were responsible for providing served meals, food pantry orders, and rent/mortgage assistance in Stephenson County.  


Eligibility to receive funds

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must:

1) Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government (If private voluntary organization, must have a volunteer board)

2) Have an accounting system

3) Practice nondiscrimination

4) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs


Please click HERE for an application

Please click HERE for an LRO Certification Form