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County to receive grant

Douglas County was chosen to receive $4,839 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Funding levels are determined by the federal-based employment and poverty statistics.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: be nonprofit; have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit; practice non-discrimination; have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

A local board coordinated by United way of Douglas and Pope Counties will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.

Application forms are available at and can be submitted to United Way Office, 2504 Aga Drive, or by calling (320) 834-7800. Applications must be received by United Way by 4:30 p.m. on January 10.