Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funds

United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to announce that $29,628.00 in federal funds has been awarded to St. Johns County through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

A local board made up of county, city, and human services agencies along with United Way of St. Johns County will determine how funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs in the local service area.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations whether nonprofit or government, may apply. To receive funds, the organization must conduct an annual audit, practice non-discrimination policies and have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and shelter programs. Examples of how program funds can be used include the following: food (served meals or groceries), lodging in a mass shelter or hotel, equipment necessary to feed or shelter people and one month’s rent, mortgage or utility bill.

Qualifying programs are urged to apply or obtain additional information by contacting Jenny Harvey at jenny.harvey@unitedway-sjc.org or 904-829-9721.