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United Way of Reno County Announces Grant Funding for Local Food and Shelter Programs


By United Way of Reno County


RENO COUNTY, Kan. — The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program has chosen to award Reno County non-profits $16,494 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

Under the terms of the grants, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must be:

  1. Non-profit organization
  2. Have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit
  3. Practice nondiscrimination
  4. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
  5. If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Program funds can be used to provide support for the following initiatives:

  1. Food, in the form of served meals or groceries.
  2. Lodging in mass shelter or hotel/motel.
  3. Rent or mortgage payments, up to 90 days.
  4. Utility bill(s), up to 90 days.
  5. Equipment necessary to feed or shelter people, up to $300 limit per item.

Qualifying organizations and programs are urged to apply. Applications must be submitted to the United Way of Reno County office by June 28, 2024, at noon.

For more information or an application for funding, contact United Way of Reno County Community Impact Coordinator, Valerie Taylor at 669-9329.