• United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties to Distribute Emergency Funds

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    July 17, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is the fiscal agent for an award of Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).  Wood County has been chosen to receive $11,410 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Wood County.  Applications are being accepted for EFSP funds from agencies that provide shelter, food, and supportive services for homeless individuals in Wood County. 


    Under the terms of the grant from the National EFSP Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply and may request an application by contacting United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties by phone 715-421-0390 or email at stefanie@uwswac.org. 


    Completed applications must be received in the United Way office at 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 NO LATER THAN Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00pm to be considered.    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Catholic Charities, Personal Development Center, Soup or Socks, St. Vincent DePaul, South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf, and Wisconsin Rapids Family Center. 


    About United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties


    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is focused on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.  We mobilize our community in these areas by: supporting partner programs, community coalitions, and initiatives; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; and creating collaborative partnerships within our community.


    You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwswac.org.