United Way to Administer Emergency Food and Shelter Funds in Carroll, Stephenson and Jo Daviess County
2019 Stephenson County set to receive $22,207 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
2019 Jo Daviess County set to receive $3,041.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
2019 Carroll County set to receive $2,800.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
The money that is awarded to Carroll, Stephenson and Jo Daviess County is used to supplement existing services that provide emergency food and shelter services in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board, which is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and consists of representatives from United Way of America, The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; and National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
The local board, which is composed of representatives from each 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 each county.
Stephenson County distributed 2018 Phase 35 Emergency Food and Shelter funds to Freeport Area Church Cooperative, Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency Senior Citizen Services, VOICES and Hearts That Care Whole Life Food Pantry. These agencies were responsible for providing served meals, food pantry orders, and shelter assistance in Stephenson County.
Jo Daviess County in 2018 awarded funds to Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency Senior Citizens Services and Caring Neighbors Food Pantry.
Carroll County in 2018 awarded funds to Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency Senior Citizens Services.
The Carroll County 2019 Phase 36 Application can be found here: Carroll County Phase 36 EFSP application
The Jo Daviess County 2019 Phase 36 Application can be found here: Jo Daviess County Phase 36 EFSP application
The Stephenson County 2019 Phase 36 Application process has expired.
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) Areas elligible for funds are: Served Meals, Other Food, Mass Shelter (on-site), Other Shelter, supplies/equipment, and Building Code Repairs/Accessibility Improvements. Please view the application for further description.
5.) Must not have any outstanding reports due to the National Board.