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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIRECTS EMERGENCY FUNDS TO DESCHUTES COUNTY

https://www.deschutesunitedway.org/emergency-food-shelter-program

Funds will assist local nonprofits in providing emergency food and shelter

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 18, 2020. The application can be found here: https://www.deschutesunitedway.org/emergency-food-shelter-program. Those with questions should contact Kati Hannigan, Community Impact Associate at 541-389-6507 or kati@deschutesunitedway.org.

(BEND, OR.) May 8, 2020 – Our local United Way in Central Oregon has been tasked with developing a distribution plan for over $182,000 in federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds to nonprofits operating Deschutes County.

These funds were made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Contained within those $182,000 is over $107,000 that was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist with emergency food and shelter needs resulting from COVID-19.

Nonprofit agencies and government units with a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) operating in Deschutes County that have a demonstrated capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs are invited to apply for funds. Applicants must meet strict federal guidelines.

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 18, 2020. The application can be found here: https://www.deschutesunitedway.org/emergency-food-shelter-program. Those with questions should contact Kati Hannigan, Community Impact Associate at 541-389-6507 or kati@deschutesunitedway.org.

 

About United Way:

With a deep and longstanding familiarity of local agencies serving Central Oregon’s most vulnerable, our United Way is a clearinghouse for donations and best-equipped to meet new and ongoing community needs formed by COVID-19 – now and in the future. To make a donation, go to: www.deschutesunitedway.org.

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