Emergency Food and Shelter Program

(Rockford, Ill. - 06/26/2017) - Winnebago County has been chosen to receive $193,059 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. This amount reflects a 21% increase ($33,051) from Phase 33 which awarded $160,008.

A Local Board, consisting of representatives from local nonprofit human service agencies, governmental entities, and the community at large will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in Winnebago County. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made 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 nondiscrimination, 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 service providers in Winnebago County are urged to apply. The spending period for Phase 34 ends January 31, 2018.

Public or private agencies interested in applying tor Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may access an application from the United Way of Rock River Valley website at www.unitedwavrrv.org/EFSP.

Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11. Only hard copies will be accepted. It is recommended that applications be hand delivered to avoid any mail delays to:

United Way of Rock River Valley
Attn: Paul Nolley
612 N Main Street, Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61103