United Way of St. Johns County Announces Awards Funding Food, Shelter

The United Way of St. Johns County has announced that St. Johns County has been awarded $28,632 in federal funds through Phase 40 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The funds will be used to support emergency food and shelter programs in the local service area. A local board, composed of county, city, and human services agencies, as well as the United Way of St. Johns County, will be responsible for determining how the funds will be distributed.

Organizations in the local area, whether nonprofit or government, are eligible to apply for the funds. To qualify, organizations must undergo an annual audit, have non-discrimination policies in place, and demonstrate their ability to deliver emergency food and shelter programs. Examples of how the funds can be used include providing food through served meals or groceries, offering lodging in a mass shelter or hotel, providing necessary equipment for feeding and sheltering individuals, and covering one month’s rent, mortgage, or utility bill.

Qualified programs are encouraged to apply or obtain more information by contacting Jenny Harvey at jenny.harvey@unitedway-sjc.org or calling 904-829-9721.

The United Way of St. Johns County serves both Putnam and St. Johns counties. It brings together various stakeholders, including agencies, businesses, organizations, faith-based groups, government entities, and individuals, to address community problems effectively. Partnerships are formed to tackle these issues with the shared vision, energy, passion, expertise, and resources necessary to get the work done.

Over the past 60 years, the United Way of St. Johns County has made significant contributions to improving lives and building a strong, healthy community. This is achieved through strategic investments in quality programs, building partnerships, advocating for better policies, engaging the community, and leveraging resources. The success of the organization is measured by the positive impact and transformation it brings to individuals’ lives. For more information, visit unitedway-sjc.org.