FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Engagement, United Way of Washington County, MD
301.739.8200 x 104
WASHINGTON COUNTY TO RECIEVE TWO AWARDS FROM THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM
HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2020) – Washington County, MD has been chosen to receive $59,233 under Phase 37 allocation and $84,435 under Phase CARES allocation to supplement emergency 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 Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA; National Counsel of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the Jewish Federation of North America, the Salvation Army, and the United Way Worldwide. The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the Country.
The Local Board will determine how the funds to Washington County, MD are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter program, run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive funds and any additional funds made available under these phases of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal Funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice non-discrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, 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 Heather Guessford: United Way of Washington County, 83 West Washington Street, Suite 101, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or by phone at 301.739.8200 x 102 or by email at email@example.com for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is 3 PM on Monday, May 18, 2020.
United Way of Washington County, MD inspires collaborations to impact community improvement. United Way is located at 83 West Washington Street, Suite 101 in Hagerstown, MD. For more information or to make a donation please call 301-739-8200 or visit our website at www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. To find volunteer opportunities please visit http://volunteer.unitedwaywashcounty.org/.