Emergency Food and Shelter Program Applications Available
McKean County awarded $20,571.00 to fund local food and shelter programs
McKean County has been awarded $20,571.00 in direct federal funding under Phase 36 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). This award will supplement emergency food and shelter programs in McKean County for a spending period of February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020.
National Board is comprised of representatives from health and human service
agencies across the country. The United
States Congress appropriates funds annually to help expand the capacity of food
and shelter programs in high-need areas nationally.
local board, made up of representatives from McKean County, will determine how
the funds will be distributed. Local
agency representation includes The Salvation Army, McKean/Potter Counties
Chapter of the American Red Cross, United Way of the Bradford Area, Catholic
Charities, Ministerial Association, local government, the McKean County Housing
and Redevelopment Authority and the YWCA of Bradford.
the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to
receive the funds must: 1) be private,
voluntary non-profit organizations or units of government, 2) have an
accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and 5) must have a
voluntary board (if they are a private, voluntary organization). Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds must
contact the United Way of the Bradford Area at 368-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds will be allocated to one local
recipient organization per program/service; organizations which are able to
meet spending and document submission requirements; and those which have
electronic communication capabilities. The
deadline for applications is Monday July 8, 2019.
more information, please contact Paige LaBrozzi, Executive Director at the United