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United Way LaGrange County Receives Grant United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties LaGrange County has been chosen to receive $32,695 (Phase 37- $ 6,688; CARES- $26,007) to supplement emergen- cy food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agen- cy and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salva- tion Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is charged to distribute the funds appro- priated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county. A Local Board made up of United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Char- ities, and others will determine how the funds awarded to La- Grange County are to be dispersed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/ or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organi- zation, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds must contact Mona Livingston at livingstonm@unitedwayec.org or 574-295- 1650 for an application. The deadline for applications to be re- ceived is June 22nd, 2020. United Way LaGrange County Receives Grant United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties LaGrange County has been chosen to receive $32,695 (Phase 37- $ 6,688; CARES- $26,007) to supplement emergen- cy food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agen- cy and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salva- tion Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is charged to distribute the funds appro- priated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county. A Local Board made up of United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Char- ities, and others will determine how the funds awarded to La- Grange County are to be dispersed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/ or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organi- zation, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds must contact Mona Livingston at livingstonm@unitedwayec.org or 574-295- 1650 for an application. The deadline for applications to be re- ceived is June 22nd, 2020.