United Way accepting applications for FEMA grant assistance

Livingston County has been awarded $92,960 in Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to assist with the emergency food and shelter needs of our community.

The allocation was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding has specific guidelines and requirements that must be followed by the agencies that receive funding. Those guidelines can be found in the links below.  The purpose of FEMA funds is to support emergency food and shelter programs, which includes allowable expenses for shelter, rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. These funds can also be used to support eviction diversion and transitioning of individuals from homeless shelters to stable housing.

Applications are due Jan. 25, and the Local Board will review applications during the week of Feb. 1. The board will announce funded applicants by Feb. 5.

There are a number of applicant responsibilities that are outlined more clearly in the EFSP Manual and addendums found at these links:

Phase 35 Manual: https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/PDFs/EFSPManual/Phase_35_Manual.pdf

Phase 36 Addendum –https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/PDFs/AddendumtoProgramManual/AddendumP36Manual.pdf

Phase 37 and CARES Addendum – https://www.liveunitedhc.org/images/AddendumP37Manual.pdf

Phase 38 –https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/pdfs/OverviewandGuidance(Phases%2037%2038%20and%20CARES).pdf

If you are interested in applying, contact Anne Rennie at arennie@lcunitedway.org and Liz Welch at lwelch@lcunitedway.org for an application.

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