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United Way taking applications from emergency food agencies

Applications for agencies providing emergency food and shelter are available at the Rowan County United Way office.
The local Emergency Food and Shelter Board is responsible for determining how the funds awarded to the Rowan community through the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act are to be distributed.
Under terms of the grant, programs operated by local, not-for-profit service organizations, including local government and private voluntary organizations, are eligible under the following conditions:
– Be not-for-profit or an agency of government;
– Have an accounting system or an approved fiscal agent;
– Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or be in the process of securing a FEIN;
– Conduct an independent annual audit;
– Practice non-discrimination;
– For private, non-profit organizations, have a voluntary board;
– To the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families, through employment, volunteer programs, etc., in providing emergency food and shelter services.
Qualifying organizations may apply. Applications, along with current guidelines, are available at the Rowan County United Way office at 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. from 8 to 5.
Completed applications are due at the United Way office by 5 p.m. March 19. For more information, call the United Way office at 704-633-1802.
Member agency applications
Rowan County United Way is accepting applications for additional member agencies.
Any organization desiring to apply must meet certain criteria. The agency should have non profit (501c3) status as determined by the IRS and be currently addressing the most pressing needs as outlined in the 2006 Rowan County Health and Human Service Needs Assessment.
This document can be reviewed on the agency’s Web site at www.rowanunitedway.org. Applications are available at the Rowan County United Way office located at 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd, Suite B, in the Hanford-Dole Building.
Deadline for submission is April 4.

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