The Dubuque Country Local Board for Emergency Food and Shelter Program has $130,000 in funds to award. They are currently accepting applications related to purchases such as food, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.

Now through Friday, May 6th, 2022, a plethora of local representatives and labor groups will accept requests and distribute funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program, according to the press release.

One of the aforementioned representatives on the local board is United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, a non-profit predicated on "connecting people and resources to advance the health, education, and income of those in need in the community."

The United Way branch in Dubuque began in 1928 when it was known as the Dubuque Community Chest. It was a way for citizens and civic organizations to join together under the core principle that "individualism is a traditional characteristic of the American people, but so is the spirit of teamwork pulling together for good causes."

Along with such organizations as the Red Cross, the Homeless Advisory Coalition, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and several others, they've created easy-to-fill-out applications in order to disperse the $130,000 in funds for those in need of assistance.

On United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States' website, you can fill out the two-page form for the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding Request. Be advised that applications are open until May 6th, 2022 at 5 PM. You will need the following items to submit the application: Board of Directors Information, Non-Discrimination and Conflict of Interest Polices, a one-page letter of request, 501(c)3 status, a budget, and statistical information, per the press release.

For more information on United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States' mission, you can find a great deal of information on their website.

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