What is perhaps the toughest part of the job for the board of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area is behind them.

The local United Way's Allocation Committee has completed its work, deciding which northeast Missouri agencies will benefit from funds raised in the United Way's annual campaign.

According to Executive Director Frank Ditillo, the committee goes through a five week process, going over information submitted by each agency that seeks funding, along with on-site reviews of each agency.

Ditillo says the committee came to the realization that the requests for funding would exceed the dollars available by about $100,000.

The committee has made its decision on allocations, and those will be submitted to the United Way board later this week.

Frank Ditillo was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: