Rock County has been awarded a $63,981 Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grant from the federal government. The EFSP funding is Federal funding awarded through the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

The Local Board of the EFSP is facilitated by Mary Fanning-Penny, President & CEO of United Way Blackhawk Region and consists of representatives from the faith community, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, ECHO, Family Services of S.W.A.N.I., Rock County government, and The Salvation Army Rock County. This Local Board is responsible for recommending how the funds will be distributed to local service agencies in the area.

For applications visit and more information contact:

Mary Fanning-Penny
c/o United Way Blackhawk Region 205 N. Main St, Suite 101 Janesville, WI 53545 608.314.8422

The deadline for applications to be received is Monday, July 22 at 5 p.m.

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