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FEMA funds awarded for local emergency food and shelter programs

Livingston County has been awarded Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

According to a release from the Livingston County United Way, $95,082 has been allocated for Livingston County to assist with the emergency food and shelter needs of the 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 will be due September 6th and the Local Board will review the applications during the week of September 12th. The board will announce funded applicants by September 16th.

Additional details on the applicant’s responsibilities can be 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/AddendumP36Manu al.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%20a nd%20CARES).pdf

Organizations interested in applying, are asked to contact Anne Rennie at arennie@lcunitedway.org for an application. 

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