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Madison County receives funds to aid food, shelter programs

Posted 3/14/22

WAMPSVILLE — Madison County has been chosen to receive funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The exact amount of funding Madison County will receive from the New York …

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Madison County receives funds to aid food, shelter programs

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WAMPSVILLE — Madison County has been chosen to receive funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The exact amount of funding Madison County will receive from the New York State Set-Aside Committee hasn’t been determined yet, officials said, however, Madison County is asking agencies interested in receiving these funds to submit an application.

The spending period for the grant is retroactive to Nov. 1, 2021.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; The Jewish Federations of North America; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; 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-need areas around the country.

A local board made up of representatives from service agencies in the area will determine how the funds awarded to Madison County are to be distributed among the local service agencies that run emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

-Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government.

-Be eligible to receive Federal funds.

-Have an accounting system.

-Practice non-discrimination.

-Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

-If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

-Have a DUNS number.

-Have the ability to receive funds electronically.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Madison County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds previously to Caz Cares, St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, Catholic Charities/Madison County, Karing Kitchen, Madison County Office for the Aging, Liberty Resources, Community Action Partnership for Madison County, the Morrisville Community Church Food Pantry, the Hamilton Food Cupboard and Church on the Rock Food Pantry.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Denise Laube, P.O. Box 648, Oneida, NY 13421 and/or call 315-363-5779 for the application process. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, March 25. Applicants are asked to email their request to unitedwayofmadisoncounty@gmail.com.

For information, call Denise Laube, executive director of the United Way of Madison County, Inc. at 315-363-5779.

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