United Way of Metropolitan Chicago announced today that the federal government is expected to make almost $2.5 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants available to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in Chicago and suburban Cook and DuPage counties. United Way is the local administrator of EFSP investments which are made available yearly to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs in the region. United Way also chairs the local boards in charge of EFSP allocations. These funds are not associated with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief efforts. Applications may be obtained by e-mailing Shilpa Bavikatte, Local EFSP Administrator, at Shilpa.Bavikatte@uw-mc.org or mailing a request to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, 560 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL, 60661. Applications must be received no later than July 23, 2012, at 5:00pm. Find more information about EFSP here.
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