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Department of Homeland Security Awards $18,000 in Food related Funding Available for Non-profit Agen

Jul/17/17 - Source: United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States | Category: News

United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States announced today that funding for food-related supports is available to Dubuque County nonprofits

**Letters of request are due by 5 pm on July 28, 2017.

The Dubuque County Local Emergency Food and Shelter Program is accepting food-related funding applications for its annual grant award. A local board comprised of representatives from United Way, Red Cross, Operation: New View Community Action Agency, Homeless Advisory Coalition, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Opening Doors, the Salvation Army, Dubuque Area Congregations United and local labor groups will accept funding requests and distribute more than $18,000 in state funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

To be eligible for FEMA funding, organizations must be non-profit organizations within Dubuque County, have a voluntary board and have an annual audit procedure. Eligible organizations must not discriminate and demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

One page letters of request will include the monetary amount requested, an explanation of how the funding will be used and a brief explanation of how the organization distributes food and meets the needs of the community.

Letters can be emailed to Jessica Bleile at jessica.bleile@dbqunitedway.org or mailed to the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States office, 215 West 6th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 and must be received by 5 pm on July 28, 2017.