Lincoln County Emergency Food/Shelter funds to be released
Lincoln County is scheduled to receive emergency food and shelter funds for 2013. The money from the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program is typically distributed to local non-profit agencies providing emergency food and shelter service after passing through a local application process.
Last year, Lincoln County was awarded $3,887. This year, a distribution of $4,294 is expected. Amounts are determined at the national level based on poverty, unemployment and population levels for the county. These funds have been impacted by federal budget cuts.
For more information about the 2013 program, qualifying nonprofit organizations are encouraged to contact Local Board Chair, Dee Olsen at the Merrill Area United Way, email@example.com or at 715-536-2016. Applications will be emailed to qualifying non-profit agencies.
The Lincoln County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will meet On Wednesday, May 15, to determine use of the funds. Monies will be distributed only to nonprofit organizations which provide emergency food and shelter assistance to Lincoln County residents. In the past, they have included food pantries, the Salvation Army, Northcentral Community Action Program- CAP, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, and HAVEN.