Volunteers John Lounsbury (from left), Ed Osowski and Lloyd Foster fill food orders at Norcross Cooperative Ministry, one of the busiest co-ops in Gwinnett County, on July 13, 2018. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gwinnett Coalition accepting grant applications from local nonprofits

The Gwinnett Coalition is now accepting applications from local nonprofits looking for a funding boost. 

Representatives from the coalition and other agencies are responsible for awarding nearly $400,000 in grant money obtained through the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Nonprofits that provide emergency food, shelter, rental or utility assistance in Gwinnett County are eligible to apply. 

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The process is competitive. In addition to having nonprofit status, applying organizations must maintain an accounting system; practice non-discrimination; demostrate their capacity to deliver services; and have a voluntary board, officials said. 

Completed applications can be sent to Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Attn: Ellen Gerstein, Executive Director, 750 S. Perry St. Suite 312, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 21. 

More information and downloadable applications can be found at gwinnettcoalition.org or by contacting Gerstein at 770-995-3339 or ellen@gwinnettcoalition.org.

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