County offers homeless assistance grants

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County has been notified that $18,468 in Emergency Food and Shelter Program grant funds are available to supplement programs in the county.

The amount was determined by the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board, which is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and includes representatives of American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

Applications for the funds will be accepted from private, nonprofit agencies and government agencies experienced in serving the homeless and hungry of McHenry County.

Applicants must be eligible to receive federal funds, have an approved accounting system, practice nondiscrimination and have demonstrated the ability to operate emergency food or shelter programs. Private voluntary organizations must have a voluntary board.

Proposals will be reviewed and chosen by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board.

Applications are available online at McHenry County Housing Authority’s website, www.mchenrycountyhousing.org/ and must be received by 4 p.m. Feb. 4.

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