PEORIA – The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) is proud to announce that federal funding is available to not-for-profit organizations in Marshall, Stark and Woodford Counties that administer emergency food and shelter programs. The application for EFSP assistance is available.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR FUNDING: Federal funding must be used to supplement and expand efforts to provide emergency food, shelter and support services in Marshall, Stark and Woodford Counties. Governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:
• Be not-for-profit;
• Practice nondiscrimination;
• Demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs successfully.
• Have organizational checking account for disbursement of funds
Private voluntary organizations must have a volunteer board of directors.
Funding will be awarded and distributed by a local board comprising representatives of several organizations, including the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the Salvation Army and the United Way.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING: Interested not-for-profits can pick up an application for federal funding by contacting Ashley Bauer, local EFSP board member, at (309) 677-7272, Ext. 221. Applications can be picked up in person at the Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter, 311 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave., Peoria, IL 61605; or electronically by sending an application request to Ashley.Bauer@redcross.org. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2012.