Funds available to local groups that provide emergency food and shelter


(Posted June 9, 2020)

Madison County has received two federal grants to help local organizations that provide emergency shelter and food: $8,008 from the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program and $38,417 from the CARES Act.

The Madison County Emergency Food & Shelter Board will determine how the funds are awarded. The board will meet virtually via GoToMeeting at 4 p.m. June 17. For a meeting invitation, send an email to

The funding may be awarded to government or private groups that meet the following criteria including but not limited to: non-profit status, have an accounting system and checking account, can provide a DUNS number, provide services and use other resources in the community, conduct an annual audit, do not discriminate, and can deliver emergency food or shelter. Private groups must have a volunteer board.

For an application, contact the United Way at (937) 324-5551 or send email to Applications are due by noon on June 15. For additonal information, call (937) 324-5551.

Emergency Food & Shelter funds are federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.


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