Federal funding available for Douglas County nonprofits

The priority is to fund food and shelter. Applications/letters of request for Phase 40 must be received by noon on Monday, March 6. 

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DOUGLAS COUNTY — Federal funds are available through the Dept. of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Douglas County has been chosen to receive $19,288 for Phase 40, according to a news release. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive the funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county. The priority is to fund food and shelter.

Under the terms of the grant, 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
  6. If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Those interested in applying for funds can submit an individual letter of interest for each Phase stating total requested and how funds will be used to: Douglas County EFSP Local Board (%Catholic Charities Bureau), 1416 Cumming Ave., Superior, WI 54880.

Applications/letters of request for Phase 40 must be received by noon on Monday, March 6. 


For questions regarding the application process contact Lindsey Grisim at 715-394-6617, ext. 220, or at

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