Nichole Hannahs

Grant to Help Agencies in Licking County

by Nichole Hannahs on October 18, 2013 at 5:17 am

The United Way in Licking County sees over $57,000 in funds to support supplemental emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The award comes from the National Board of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Officials in Licking County said a board will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

Programs that offer emergency shelter, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance or food assistance will be given priority status.

Under the terms of hate grant local award recipients must meet a variety of criteria which includes:

  • Be a Private Voluntary non-profit or units of government
  • Eligible to receive Federal funds
  • Have an accounting system
  • Practice nondiscrimination
  • Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and or shelter programs
  • If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board
  • Provide services and using other agency resources in the area in which they’re seeking funding

The Licking County United Way urges agencies to apply for these funds by contacting EFSP Board Chair Sylvia Friel at the United Way of Licking County. The deadline for applications is October 31.