ROCHELLE — The Ogle County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has received a federal appropriation from Congress to the EFSP National Board Program in the amount of $28,971 and is accepting federal grant letters of application from agencies in the county that provide emergency food and shelter.
Eligible agencies must meet the following criteria; have the capability to provide emergency food and/or shelter services; propose to use the funds to supplement or expand an existing program and services; is a private nonprofit with a voluntary board or an agency of government; have an accounting system, and practices non-discrimination.
Letters of application for funds should be made to Ogle County Emergency Food and Shelter, and mailed to HOPE of Ogle County, P.O. Box 131, Rochelle, IL 61068. The application letters must be received by Oct. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m.
The local board is to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.