Kauai United Way to administer federal funds

The Kauai United Way is convening a special board to distribute roughly $36,000 in federal funding to Kaua’i non-profit organizations. The funds are slated to provide food, rent, utility payments and other assistance to Kaua’i residents. The funding is part of the federal Emergency Food & Shelter program and distributed based on the number of people living below the poverty line in counties across the nation.

The special allocations Board will consider applications from last year’s recipient organizations along with others which may apply. Kaua’i organizations which currently provide emergency food and/or shelter services and meet the following criteria may apply for a portion of this funding.

The qualifying organizations must have certified non-profit status, use funds to supplement and extend existing resources, have a Federal Employer Identification number, practice non-discrimination, conduct an audit if awarded $25,000 or more, comply with all local and federal reporting requirements, and provide complete documentation for all expenditures.

Organizations meeting these criteria that wish to be considered for funding must submit 8 copies of their proposal of2 pages or less certifying compliance with the above conditions as well as describing their organization, the project to be considered, the amount of money requested and the number of people to be served. For more detailed instructions and certification forms, call 245-2043.

Applications must be received at the office of Kauai United Way not later than noon on Tuesday January 7. The short time of response is in accordance with federal regulations.

Kauai United Way is an independent, volunteer-driven organization that has been devoted to providing for the social service needs of our island since 1943. Kauai United Way enables the federal money provided by this program to reach people in need in our community by administering it for Kaua’i.

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