Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Available to Pueblo Non-Profit Agenices

FEDERAL EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDS AVAILABLE TO PUEBLO COUNTY NON-PROFIT AGENCIES TO FIGHT HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS

Pueblo, CO¾Pueblo County has been chosen to receive $59,697 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.  United Way of Pueblo County will administer the funds on behalf of the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 35 to local organizations meeting the following guidelines.

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 with the capability to supplement and extend existing emergency food and shelter services, 2) have an accounting system and comply with program responsibilities and requirements, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.  Please note: individuals in need of assistance may not apply directly for funds; rather, services will be provided through area non-profit agencies.

Interested organizations should contact the United Way office at 719-225-8580 for additional information.  Applications may be obtained on the United Way of Pueblo County website at www.pueblounitedway.org/grants. The deadline for applications is no later than Friday, June 1 by 12pm, noon.  A mandatory meeting for program applicants will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the United Way offices on the third floor at Security Service Federal Credit Union - Mt. Carmel Branch building at 310 E. Abriendo Ave. Emergency Food and Shelter Program dollars are federal funds awarded through the Department of Homeland Security. Additional EFSP information can be found by visiting www.efsp.unitedway.org.

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