Deschutes County, United Way of CO distributes $412,000 in federal emergency funds to 14 nonprofits

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – United Way of Central Oregon of Central Oregon has been tasked with developing a plan to distribute more than $412,000 in funds from Deschutes County and the Federal Food and Shelter Program. emergency, as well as funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for nonprofit organizations operating in the county.

Deschutes County has made available $78,400 and FEMA has made available $81,742 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement food and emergency programs. emergency shelters in Deschutes County.

Additional funding of $252,644 has been made available to FEMA under the ARPA-R American Rescue Plan Act-R (the “R” representing the regular emergency food and shelter program and not the additional humanitarian assistance funding authorized under ARPA Section 4008.)

A local council, made up of representatives from the United Way of Central Oregon, the Deschutes County government, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, homeless service providers, local churches, Senior Services and Health Services, determined how funds awarded to Deschutes County will be distributed among existing local nonprofit emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

Fourteen central Oregon nonprofits that currently provide emergency food and shelter programs in Deschutes County received funding through this process.

This year’s winners include Assistance League of Bend ($9,500), Bethlehem Inn ($61,000), Council on Aging of Central Oregon ($40,000), Family Kitchen ($40,000), J Bar J Youth Services ( $61,000), Jericho Road ($15,000), La Pine Community Kitchen ($15,000), Nativity Lutheran Church ($7,000), Saving Grace ($49,000), Shepherds House ($25,000), St. Vincent de Paul – Bend ($20,000), St. Vincent de Paul – Redmond ($10,000), The Giving Plate ($30,900) and The Salvation Army ($25,000),

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