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UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES GRANT AWARD

July 26th, 2011

HAMILTON COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM.

 

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga announces that Hamilton County has received $132,624 in federal funds for distribution to supplement emergency assistance for utilities, rent, food and shelter for individuals and families during 2011.

 

The award was made by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s National Board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Other members of the Board include representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America. 

 

A Local Board made up of social service agencies and volunteers from the community will determine how these funds will be distributed among the local organizations that apply for funds. 

 

Under the terms of the award, local organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an approved accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter services, and 5) have a volunteer board of directors. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

 

In 2010, Emergency Food and Shelter funds were used by Chattanooga Human Services; Hamilton County Social Services; Salvation Army; Northside Neighborhood House; Partnership for Family, Children and Adults; Catholic Charities; Room in the Inn; Samaritan Center; Episcopal Metropolitan Ministries; Interfaith Homeless Network; and Signal Mountain Welfare Council. The funds were used to provide individuals with 3,700 nights of lodging, as well as meals and assistance with rent payments and utility bills.

 

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may request an application form from United Way of Greater Chattanooga by emailing eileenrehberg@uwchatt.org. Questions may be addressed to Eileen Rehberg,Director of United Way’s 2-1-1 and Building Stable Lives, at (423)752-0356.

 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 3, 2011, by the close of business.

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