Rock Island and Scott County non-profit and government organizations are invited to apply for funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. In Scott County, $61,456 is available through the state set-aside and in Rock Island County, $79,713 is available.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is a federal program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort to help people with economic emergencies (not disaster-related emergencies). Funding is available for food and shelter services.
The local decision-making board is currently made up of these organizations: American Red Cross, Community Action of Eastern Iowa, Department of Human Services, Diocese of Davenport, Milestones Area Agency on Aging, River Bend Foodbank, Salvation Army, Scott County Community Services, and United Way of the Quad Cities.
Qualifying organizations must submit an application and letter outlining the need for funds, along with a budget listing sources of funding the agency has accessed. Applications are available here and must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019.
Local organizations chosen to receive funds must:
- Be a non-profit organization or unit of government
- Have an accounting system
- Practice nondiscrimination
- Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
- If they are a non-profit organization, they must have a volunteer board
United Way of the Quad Cities administers the program locally.