LEWISTON — United Way of Androscoggin County has announced that it has been selected to administer a grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to aid in the local fight against homelessness and hunger.

The grant will be administered by a local board comprised of area nonprofit leaders, local municipalities and members of the faith community. In addition, an individual who has successfully overcome homelessness also serves on the board.

Under the terms of the grant, local organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria: must be private voluntary nonprofit organizations or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter; and have a voluntary board of directors if a private voluntary organization.

All qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Jan. 2. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Larry Marcoux at United Way by calling 795-4000 or via email at [email protected]