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Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants Open in Catawba County

On Wednesday February 1, Catawba County United Way announced in a press release that Catawba County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Catawba County was chosen to receive $57,592 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county for Phase 40.

The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice non-discrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can access the application at The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, February 28. 2023
For more information, contact Mark Bumgarner at the Catawba County United Way office at or 828-327-6851.