City to begin accepting applications for Cold Night Shelter program

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

The city of Gainesville on Monday will begin accepting applications for funding through the Cold Night Shelter program.

The program receives as much as $50,000 from the city and county annually to provide funding for additional homeless shelter space on nights when the temperature drops below 45 degrees.

Quasi-government agencies and nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply.

The city will accept applications from 7 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. Sept. 19. Funding awarded will cover additional shelter space from November to March 2014.

Applications must be submitted online at

A non-mandatory application workshop is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the United Way of North Central Florida, 6031 NW First Place.

Assistance with the online application will be available at this workshop.

For further information, contact John Wachtel of the City of Gainesville Housing & Community Development Division at 393-8565.

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