Department of Homeland Security Awards $40,000 in Funds for Food Related Programs

The Dubuque County Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Program has $40,000 to award and is currently accepting food-related funding applications. A local board comprised of representatives from United Way, Red Cross, Homeless Advisory Coalition, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Opening Doors, The Salvation Army, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Dubuque Area Congregations United, Temple Beth-El, Dubuque County Supervisors, and local labor groups will accept requests and distribute funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

To be eligible for FEMA funding, organizations must be nonprofit organizations within Dubuque County, have a voluntary board and have an annual audit procedure. Eligible organizations must not discriminate and demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

Applications are available at Items that will be required to submit along with application will be Board of Directors Information, Non-Discrimination and Conflict of Interest Policies, a one-page letter of request, 501(c)3 status, a budget, and statistical information.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Monday January 4, 2021.

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