Federal Funds Available for Emergency Food and Shelter Organizations

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Mesa County has been awarded $58,998 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) for the purpose of supplementing existing emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

United Way of Mesa County acts as administrator for the award and is soliciting applications from local programs that deliver emergency food and/or shelter. Funding is made available through the Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Federal Emergency Management Agency.

To be eligible to receive funding, an organization must be a non-profit or government unit located in Mesa County, be eligible to receive Federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to administer emergency food and/or shelter programs, and have a volunteer Board of Directors. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. A local, volunteer EFSP Board will determine how the funds awarded to Mesa County are to be distributed.

Organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Jeannie Smith at United Way of Mesa County, 243-5364 or jeannie@uwmesacounty.org, for an application. Completed applications must be received by 5:00 P.M., Friday, January 22, 2021.

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