United Way deadline for federal funding is July 5

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Local agencies have until July 5 to apply for federal funds intended to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Robeson County.

Robeson County has been awarded $75,084 made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The county was selected by a national board led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North American, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. A local board was charged with distributing the money appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

Lekeesha Robinson is chair of the local board that will determine how funds are awarded and distributed among local service agencies providing emergency food and shelter programs in Robeson County.

To be eligible to receive the money, local agencies 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.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may request applications by contacting United Way of Robeson County at uwr_impact@att.net or by calling 910-739-4249. Applications must be returned to United Way of Robeson County, 2512-A Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, N.C, 28358 by noon on July 5.

Staff Report