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United Way to Distribute Emergency Funds

United Way of Inner Wisconsin is the fiscal agent for an award of Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).  Wood County has been chosen to receive $9,139 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Wood County.  Applications are being accepted for EFSP funds from agencies that provide shelter, food, and supportive services for homeless individuals in Wood County.  

Under the terms of the grant from the National EFSP 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 nondiscrimination, 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 and may request an application by contacting United Way of Inner Wisconsin by phone 715-421-0390 or email at  

Completed applications must be received in the United Way office at 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 NO LATER THAN Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:00pm to be considered.    United Way of Inner Wisconsin has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Catholic Charities, Personal Development Center, Soup or Socks, St. Vincent DePaul, and Wisconsin Rapids Family Center.