Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Tipton County

United Way of Howard County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Tipton County

Tipton County has been chosen to receive $3,500 to supplement existing emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The award was made by a National Board that is chaired by the US 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 USA, the Jewish Federations of Northern America, The Salvation Army, and United Way worldwide. The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high needed areas around the country. 

A Local Board made up of representatives from County Government, Labor Organizations, United Way of Howard County, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and local ministry associations will determine how the funds awarded to Howard County Agencies are distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made 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 voluntarily non-profits or units of government 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds 3) have an accounting system 4) practice non- discrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and or shelter programs and 6) if they are a private volunteer organization, have a voluntarily board 

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. In order to receive funds, the organization must have a DUNS number and meet certification requirements of the EFSP program.

The Tipton Board has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously through United Way Serving Howard and Tipton County and Alternatives of Madison County. The agencies were responsible for providing meals and lodging to residents of Howard County. 

Applications can be found on our website- www.unitedwayhoco.org. Deadline for receipt of applications to be received is Monday, January 25 at 4pm.  

Contact EFSP Staff Coordinator, Cheryl Graham, at United Way of Howard County, Kokomo, Indiana, phone- 765-457-4357 ext. 320 or cgraham@unitedwayhoco.org for additional information or questions. 



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