Food and shelter money available for Cook and Lake CountyCook and Lake Counties have been awarded funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.
Cook and Lake Counties have been awarded $5,876 from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.
Funds can be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lake and Cook Counties. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosento receive funds must fit certain criteria:
Private voluntary non-profits or units of government
Be eligible to receive Federal funds
Have an accounting system
Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.
A Local Board made up of the United Way, Lake County Human Services, Cook County Human Services, The Salvation Army, AEOA, Lake Superior School District 381, North Shore Area Partners and Community Partners, religious organizations, and community members will determine how the funds will be distributed.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Steph Coffey, P.O. Box 206, Two Harbors, MN 55616. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.