United Way of Jackson County has been awarded $66,144 in federal funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board. The emergency funding is to help support the food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country. Local government or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for these funds need to have proposals submitted to the Jackson County United Way office by Thursday, October 11th at 5:00 PM. A local board of Jackson County residents will determine how the funds will be distributed. This board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. For further information contact Margaret Grose at the United Way of Jackson County at 796-5121. the United Way offices are located at 536 N. Jackson street downtown.