Marathon County awarded emergency food and shelter program funding
For the Wausau Times
WAUSAU – Marathon 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.
“Marathon County has been chosen to receive funds of $45,016 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Nonprofit, faith-based organizations, and local government agencies providing food, shelter, and supportive services in Marathon County are eligible to apply for funding,” a United Way release stated.
“These funds must be used for mass shelter, hotel/motel, cleaning supplies for shelter, feeding sites, small equipment purchases up to $300 per item (e.g., microwave) mass feeding, food purchases, congregate meals, food distribution through food pantries and food banks, home delivery meals (e.g., Meals on Wheels), one-month utility programs to prevent service cut-off, and one-month rent/mortgage assistance to prevent evictions or assist people leaving shelters to establish stable living conditions.”
Those wishing for more information about the funds may contact United Way of Marathon County Director of Community Impact – Education Tara Glodowski at 715-298-5707.
Applications are available by contacting Tara Glodowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-298-5707. The application deadline is Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.