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Rock County has been awarded a $75,455 Emergency Food and Shelter Program grant from the federal government.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be 1) private, voluntary nonprofits with a voluntary board or units of government; 2) be eligible to receive federal funds; 3) have an accounting system; 4) practice non-discrimination; 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

A local board, made up of representatives from Family Services of S.W.A.N.I., Rock County government, Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army and United Way will determine how the funds are to be distributed by local service agencies in the area. 

For applications and more information contact:

Mary Fanning-Penny
c/o United Way Blackhawk Region
205 N. Main St, Suite 101
Janesville, WI 53545

The deadline for applications to be received is August 31 at 5:00 p.m.

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