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County to receive funds for emergency food, shelter programs

County to receive funds for emergency food, shelter programs County to receive funds for emergency food, shelter programs

Harrison County was awarded an estimated $10,351 in federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds through the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, as appropriated by Congress.

A local board will determine the amount spent on food for each agency that is approved and is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds.

Agency eligibility requirements under the terms of the grant from the national board are:

Be private voluntary non-profit or units of government;

Be eligible to receive federal funds;

Have an accounting system;

Practice nondiscrimination;

Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and

If private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

Non-profit organizations or public agencies interested in applying for Phase 38 Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must call Erin Goodlett, board chair, by tomorrow (Thursday) at 812-941-7009 for an application and requirements.

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