Federal money is available for agencies providing emergency food and shelter in Bay County

Bay County agencies that help people find emergency food and shelter are invited to apply for $177,718 in federal funding.

Applying agencies must be non-profit, faith-based, or local government agencies. For the complete list of qualifications or to apply, contact United Way of Bay County President Nicole Luczak at (989) 893-7508 or nicole@unitedwaybaycounty.org. The application deadline is March 1.

The funding will be distributed in two phases, one phase of $43,333 and the other for $134,274.

Locally, a board made up of representatives from Bay County, the City of Bay City, United Way, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and the Human Services Collaborative Council will determine how the money is distributed here.

The amount Bay County received was determined by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Members of the board included representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, the National Council of Churches, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Salvation Army, and United Way World Wide.

The goal of the program is to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas.
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