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EDWARDSVILLE — Organizations committed to helping people experiencing homelessness have the opportunity to obtain funding for eligible support activities through the 2014 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition, conducted by the Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness.
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan said county government is committed to assisting the effort to reduce the number of homeless citizens in the county.
“Through Madison County Community Development, the county offers a wide range of programs and services to help those in a housing crisis, but the county can’t do it alone,” Dunstan said.
“To impact the homeless issue, it takes organizations such as the Madison County Partnership to End Homelessness, the many other charitable organizations in our area, and the public working together,” Dunstan said. “The 2014 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition is one way to obtain funding to support this worthy effort.”
Madison County Community Development Administrator Frank Miles said the deadline for program entries in the competition is Monday, Oct. 13.
“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) only recently announced the dates of the competition, but because Community Development and the Continuum of Care are always looking for ways to alleviate homelessness, we have some programs ready to submit,” Miles said. “I am confident many of the programs we have developed to help the homeless will receive HUD support.”
Organizations interested in submitting an application in the 2014 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition should review the HUD Notice of Funding Availability at www.hudexchange.info. Applicants with additional questions should contact David A. Harrison, Madison County Community Development, at (618) 692-8940 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.