Stevens Point, WI – United Way of Portage County is the fiscal agent for two awards from the federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for 2020.  Portage County has been awarded $25,558 in federal funds for Phase 37 and $36,438 in federal funds for Phase CARES, made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Funds are used for direct emergency aid and are distributed through local agencies in Portage County.  Any non-profit or government organization with proven ability to provide emergency food, mass shelter, rent/or mortgage assistance, and/or utility assistance to those in need is eligible to apply for EFSP funds.  Qualified local emergency aid agencies may request an application for phase 37 and/or Phase CARES by contacting Mae Nachman at the United Way of Portage County by phone at 715-254-2183 or e-mail at mae@unitedwaypoco.org.
Completed applications must be received in the United Way office at 1100 Centerpoint Drive, # 302, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 54481, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, July 15, 2020 AT 12:00 p.m. to be considered. Food, emergency shelter, rent and utility bill aid has been provided in the past with EFSP funds through agencies such as Operation Bootstrap, the Salvation Army, Portage County Health and Human Services, CAP Services, Energy Services of Portage County, and Community Thrift Store.
About United Way of Portage County
United Way is working to inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow by focusing on the building blocks for a better life—education, income, and health. Everyone in the community is invited to be a part of this effort. Give, advocate, and volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, visit unitedwaypoco.org.
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