Winnebago County has been chosen to receive $184,661 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. This amount reflects a 4% ($8,398) decrease from Phase 34 which awarded $193,059. The Local Board invites eligible organizations to apply for these funds, using the application below. A Local Board, consisting of representatives from local nonprofit human service agencies, governmental entities, and the community at large will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in Winnebago County. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

  • be private voluntary non-profits or units of government;
  • be eligible to receive Federal funds;
  • have an accounting system;
  • have a nondiscrimination policy in line with all applicable Civil Rights legislation;
  • have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs;
  • if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

Qualifying service providers in Winnebago County are urged to apply. The spending period for Phase 35 ends January 31, 2019.

To apply, download the application packet on this page and respond to the prompts in the file or using a separate Word file. Completed applications must be mailed or turned in by person, and must be received by 12:00pm on May 23. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Submit your application to:

United Way of Rock River Valley
Attn: Paul Nolley
612 N Main Street, Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61103

For any questions, contact Paul Nolley at 815-986-4814 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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