Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. has been chosen to receive $ 5,500 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These funds have been made available through the Phase 34 funding program.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A; The Salvation Army; United Jewish communities and, United Way of America. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A Local Board made up of (the Mayor, United Way, et al.) determined how the funds awarded were distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board was responsible for recommending Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City to receive these funds made available through the Phase 34 program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City is responsible for providing over 65 families with utility assistance such as: service for gas, electric, and water bills under this award. This spending period began October 1, 2016, and will end January, 31, 2017.
The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City has been assisting African Americans, other minorities and the poor to achieve social and economic equality since 1946. Funds received through this federal program, helped the organization further our commitment to this mission.