Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Federal funds will help keep food on the table on for those in need throughout St. Louis County. The United Way of Greater Duluth announced today nearly $73 thousand dollars will help supplement emergency food and shelter programs across the county. A board will determine how to distribute the funds based on qualifications approved under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact: Lynette Swanberg, United Way of Greater Duluth, 424 West Superior St., Suite 402, Duluth, MN 55802-1590, call 218-726-4775 or email commservices@unitedwayduluth.org for an application. The deadline for receipt of applications is 3:00 p.m., November 1, 2013.