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Oklahoma, Canadian and McClain Counties Receive Funds to Supplement Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

06.12.19

Oklahoma City – Oklahoma, Canadian and McClain Counties have been chosen to receive $366,634 in total to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

A local board consisting of local government and nonprofit representatives will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

The agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, be eligible to receive Federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply by July 10, 2019.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may visit https://www.unitedwayokc.org/partnerships/emergency-food-and-shelter-pro... for more information.

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United Way of Central Oklahoma researches needs within the communities of central Oklahoma, and directs resources to meet those needs by supporting accountable health and human services agencies. United Way is focused on social services programs supporting Community Preparedness, Healthy Citizens, Independent Living, Strong Families and Successful Kids. For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit www.unitedwayokc.org or call (405) 236-8441.

 

Media Contact: Jachin Merrill
Phone: 405-236-8441
E-mail: jmerrill [at] unitedwayokc [dot] org