Grants available for agencies who help poor

The Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board is accepting applications for a federal grant from nonprofit or public agencies working with people in need of emergency services such as food, shelter and utility assistance.

The funds may be used for direct assistance only and may not be used for staff or infrastructure expenses.

Applications may be obtained at Jackson County Health & Human Services Administration office, 1000 E. Main St., Suite 1, Medford, OR 97504 or by emailing a request to The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Call Stephanie Mendenhall at 541-770-7705 for more information.

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