Emergency Food and Shelter grants available

The United Way of Bemidji Area is currently accepting applications for emergency food and shelter funding.

According to a release, applications are due August 1.

The federal emergency food and shelter program has provided funding for agencies serving Beltrami County residents, with over $21,000 in grant dollars and almost $31,000 in CARES Act funding, totaling about $52,500 to award local agencies help local residents with emergency food and shelter needs.

Applications are on the United Way’s website under “Our Work” and selecting Emergency Food and Shelter Program.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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