MODESTO — A workshop will be held Nov. 5 at the Red Cross office in downtown Modesto for agencies interested in applying for federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding.
Attendance is mandatory for those wishing to apply for shares of the $356,679 that has been awarded for Stanislaus County organizations by the National EFSP Board, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The workshop starts at 1:30 p.m. The Red Cross is at 1230 Sixth St.
To be eligible, agencies must be a private, voluntary nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or government agency; have an accounting system (an audit is required if the group is awarded $50,000 or more); practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency service programs; and, if a private, voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.
Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
More than $395,000 was awarded in the last funding cycle, including $23,450 to Inter-Faith Ministries of Greater Modesto, $15,000 to the food bank Riverbank Christian Sharing, $73,900 to The Salvation Army in Modesto and $19,600 to Turlock-based United Samaritans Foundation, whose services include providing food and trucks that deliver free lunches to the needy throughout the county.
This years EFSP applications are due Nov. 21.
For more information or to RSVP for the Nov. 5 workshop, call the Red Cross Rebecca Ciszek at (209) 523-6501.