FEMA

McCracken County has been awarded federal funds through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  McCracken County will receive $24,868 for Phase 38 funding. A local board of representatives from the United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, local government, local non-profits and faith based organizations will determine how funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.  Under terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be a private voluntary nonprofit or unit government 2) be eligible to receive federal funds 3) have an accounting system 4) practice nondiscrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver the emergency food and shelter 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply by completing the application below. The deadline is May 11, 2021.

For questions, contact Betsy Burkeen, CEO of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, at 270-442-1691. 

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To learn more about the area/s in which your program qualifies visit www.efsp.unitedway.org
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EFSP’s administrative allowance may only be spent on the costs associated with administering this program. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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EFSP’s communication allowance may only be spent on the costs associated with delivering communications about the EFSP program. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Mass Shelter category is intended to allow mass shelter providers (five beds or more in one location) to provide on-site housing for clients. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Other Food category is intended to allow agencies such as food pantries and food banks to pay for the purchase of food items, food vouchers and food gift cards/certificates to assist in the feeding of eligible clients. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Other Shelter category is intended to allow agencies to provide off-site emergency housing for clients. Agencies may not operate as vendors for themselves or other LROs; self-billing is not eligible with EFSP funding. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Rent/Mortgage category is intended to allow agencies to pay up to a one-month amount of rent or mortgage for qualifying clients. Each household may receive this assistance only one time per spending period. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Served Meals category is intended to allow mass feeding facilities to pay for the purchase of food items, items used to prepare and serve food, and other food-related items to assist in the mass feeding of eligible clients. Your agency must be awarded funds under mass feeding by your Local Board in order to have expenditures under the Served Meals category. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Utilities category is intended to allow agencies to pay up to a one-month billed amount of a metered (electric, gas, water) or non-metered (propane, firewood, coal) utility bill for qualifying clients. Each household may receive this assistance only one time per spending period. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Utilities category is intended to allow agencies to pay a one-month billed amount of a metered (electric, gas, water) or non-metered (propane, firewood, coal) utility bill for qualifying clients. Each household may receive this assistance only once per spending period. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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The Supplies and Equipment category is intended to allow agencies including served meal facilities, mass shelter facilities, food pantries and food banks to purchase supplies and equipment necessary for the provision of food and/or shelter. Agencies may not operate as vendors for themselves or other LROs; self-billing is not eligible with this funding. Learn more at www.efsp.unitedway.org
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