Food and Shelter Funds Awarded to Door County

Door County will receive $14,533.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities, and United Way of America. The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs around the country.

A local board made up of Social Services, Public Health, American Red Cross, United Way, and many others will determine how the funds awarded to Door County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Door County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter Funds previously with Women’s Employment Project, HELP of Door County, Lakeshore CAP, and Salvation Army. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Amy Kohnle at 920.746.9645 or [email protected] for an application. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 12.