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Carlton County gets funds for food, shelter and utility needs


March 26, 2021

Carlton County has been awarded $10,167 in state set-aside funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These funds are specifically designated for area food shelves and nonprofits serving Carlton County to help with food, shelter or utility needs.

A Local Board of representatives from the Carlton County Board of Commissioners, United Way, Catholic Church and local ministerium, Fond du Lac Reservation, Salvation Army, Tri-Community Food Shelf, and Carlton County Public Health and Human Services will determine how the funds awarded to Carlton County are distributed among food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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

The deadline for the completed application is April 9. Call the United Way of Carlton County at 218-879-8404 for more information.


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