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County has nearly $8,000 extra to help with shelter, utilities

GREENFIELD — Franklin County has been awarded $7,978 in federal disaster relief money that will go to programs that help the poor with utilities and shelter. Area agencies may apply for funding to the Franklin County Emergency Food and Shelter Board.

The money comes through the Franklin County United Way from $120 million Congress appropriated to supplement and extend emergency food and shelter programs.

Applications are being accepted now for use of the FEMA money to provide utility services in Franklin County. Application deadline is March 24 at 4 p.m.

Email info@uw-fc.org to request an application form. Completed applications must be dropped off or mailed to: Franklin County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, in care of United Way of Franklin County, Inc., 51 Davis St., Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Questions can be directed to Sandy Sayers at 772-2168, ext. 102 or ssayers@uw-fc.org.

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