Feds dole out $145,000 to St. Lawrence County for emergency food and shelter programs
St. Lawrence County has been awarded federal funds for emergency food and shelter programs (EFSP) in the amounts of $35, 592 for Phase 39 and $110,006 for Phase ARPA-R, according to the United Way of Northern New York (UWNNY).
United Way’s local board made up of representatives from St. Lawrence County Government, the American Red Cross, the United Way of Northern New York, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, and other community representatives will determine how the funds awarded to St. Lawrence County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for reviewing applications and determining allocation of funds to applying agencies.Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
• Be in St. Lawrence County
• Be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government
• Be 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 they must have a voluntary board.
Application packets for both phases may be electronically, or hand delivered to Allison Andrews at UWNNY. Her email address for electronic submission is [email protected]. All applications must be received no later than Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 4PM. For questions regarding the application contact Allison at (315) 788-5631 or by e-mail.
Applications and additional information regarding EFSP may be found at www.unitedway-nny.org/efsp.