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UWSCC Announces Additional Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 19, 2020

UWSCC Announces Additional Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding

United Way of St. Clair County, as board chairperson for the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), has received notification of the release of an additional $108,151.00 by the federal government to provide grants for eligible agencies for St. Clair County.  These funds are to be used to provide for homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and organizations helping individuals with emergency utility and mortgage assistance.

 

This additional EFSP funding, called Phase CARES, has been released by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs and help agencies provide more comprehensive support for residents.  The funds were awarded to our local EFSP based upon our jurisdiction's total number of unemployed as compared to the total number of unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions.

 

All organizations are required to apply using the application process available online, at www.uwstclair.org/EFSP; instructions are provided.  This application is separate from that for Phase 37 funding requests.  All applications must be submitted to United Way of St. Clair County by 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2020 for consideration.

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For further information, please contact:  Brent Gillette - Executive Director
                                                                         bgillette@uwstclair.org          810.985.8169 ext.118
 
Note to Editor: Pictured below are members of the EFSP local board and recipients of EFSP grants.
 
About United Way of St. Clair County
The United Way of St. Clair County was founded in 1924.  Its mission is to mobilize the community of St. Clair County to raise funds and resources to meet identified human service needs with the highest level of accountability and community involvement.  For more information, visit www.uwstclair.org.