United Way accepting grant applications by Feb. 10

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FARMINGTON – The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has been selected to receive an award of $24,277 as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). EFSP is a federal program administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is designed to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for the nation’s hungry, homeless, and people in economic crisis.

Locally, the United Way convenes the local board which determines the allocation of this money to area organizations who meet program criteria. Past recipients include, but are not limited to, Clearwater Ministries, United Methodist Economic Ministry, Wilton Area Food Pantry, Tri-Town Ministerial Association, Care and Share Food Closet, Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry, Friends Together Peer Support and Recovery Center, and the Town of Carthage.

New applications are welcome. Please call Lisa Laflin, executive director of the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area at 778-5048 for application details. Deadline for applications is February 10.

With this new funding opportunity, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area will have allocated more than $100,000 in emergency food and shelter assistance in the last six years, via the EFSP program.

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