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Lincoln County emergency funds to be released

12:09 PM, Apr. 26, 2013  |  Comments
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Lincoln County expects to receive $4,294 in emergency funds for 2013 to distribute to local nonprofit agencies that provide emergency food and shelter service. Local agencies must go through an application process.

Last year, Lincoln County was awarded $3,887 from the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Amounts are determined at the national level based on poverty, unemployment and population levels for the county. These funds have been impacted by federal budget cuts.

For more information about the 2013 program, qualifying nonprofit organizations are encouraged to contact Dee Olsen, local board chairwoman at the Merrill Area United Way, at united813@frontier.com or 715-536-2016. Applications will be emailed to qualifying nonprofit agencies.

The Lincoln County Emergency Food and Shelter Board will meet May 15 to determine use of the funds, which will be distributed only to nonprofit organizations that provide emergency food and shelter assistance to Lincoln County residents. In the past, recipients have included food pantries, The Salvation Army, Northcentral Community Action Program, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and HAVEN.

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