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Local EFSP Board Taking Applications for Federal Funds

MARION – United Way of Marion County, the local administrative agent for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), announced today that Marion County will receive $23,215 in federal funding this year to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

Local agencies that provide such services wishing to apply for funding from Marion County’s EFSP Board will need to submit an application on or before Monday, July 14, 2014. To be eligible, an agency must: 1) be a private voluntary non-profit or a unit 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) if a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. The local EFSP Board will review the applications, determine where the funds would make the most impact, and recommend that the money be distributed accordingly.

For an application or additional information, contact United Way of Marion County at
(740) 383-3108. The office is located at 125 Executive Drive, Suite 100 in Marion, Ohio.