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United Way has funds for food, shelter programs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Pulaski County United Way has received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for distribution to local emergency food and shelter programs.

Executive Director Susan Dalrymple said applications are being accepted for the $6,747 in Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program grant funds to be distributed among governmental or private voluntary organizations in Pulaski County.

A local board consisting of representatives from Pulaski County United Way, American Red Cross, county government and local agencies will determine how funds are distributed.

Applicants must be registered as a nonprofit, have an accounting system and annual audit, practice nondiscrimination, have a demonstrated capability to distribute emergency food and shelter services and be governed by a volunteer board of directors.

For more information on applying for these FEMA grant funds, contact Dalrymple at 980-2537.

Dalrymple said the amount of grant funds distributed to jurisdictions is determined based on the jurisdiction’s unemployment rate, which is 5.5 percent in Pulaski County.