Community Briefs: United Way funds available, library foundation gets new members, and more

United Way has funds for food, shelter programs

United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area has been awarded $12,359 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Helena area.

United Way was notified by the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The money is from State Set Aside Funds from the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program.

These grants provide organizations money for supplemental food, shelter and supportive services such as utility assistance or supplies. A local board made up of community representatives will determine how the funds are to be distributed between Lewis and Clark County organizations that apply.

Local governments, local nonprofit and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. More information can be found at

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Organizations that apply must submit the application found on the UWLCA website at Letters of support are encouraged, but not required.

All materials must be mailed to 75 E. Lyndale Ave. or emailed attn: Emily McVey at by 5 p.m. on May 3, to be considered for funding.

Library foundation gets 3 new board members

The Lewis & Clark Library Foundation, established in 1978 to support the Lewis

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