United Way, as the community entity, is responsible for distributing federal funding for homelessness. A volunteer panel makes recommendations based on guidelines and priorities established and recommended through a Community Advisory Board. The United Way, in collaboration with the Community Advisory Board, will disburse project funding in 2017/2018 to organizations that meet an identified need and goal within one of the following 3 priorities:
Priority 1: Improving the self-sufficiency of homeless individuals and families and those at imminent risk of homelessness through individualized services.
Priority 2: Preserving or increasing the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Priority 3: To ensure coordination of resources and leveraging.