MARINETTE — The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was appropriated supplemental funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Tri-County United Way, serving Marinette, Menominee and Oconto, has been chosen to receive $45,076 for Marinette County, $25,271 for Oconto County, and $22,253 for Menominee County to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs (EFSP) for Phase 37 and Phase CARES. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

Any nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides food and shelter services may apply for funds. Current or former EFSP participation is not required for participation. All agencies applying for EFSP funds must provide their DUNS number and FEIN in their applications. Failure to provide these numbers will prevent or delay the release of funds to agencies. The local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Friday at 5 p.m.

For more information, or to receive an application, people may call 715-735-7785 or contact Susan Dettmann at susan@tricityareaunitedway.com.