District 13 Awarded Federal Funds

December 29, 2020

District 13 has been awarded Federal Funds made available through The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food And Shelter National Board Program.

DISTRICT 13 has been chosen to receive $38,663 in State Set Aside Funding and $8,294 in Direct Funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to DISTRICT 13 are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the 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.

DISTRICT 13 has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously for providing meals and nights of lodging.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds or has questions must contact Diana Hendrix 314 South Main, Monroe City, Mo 63456 at 573-735-2131 for an application or log onto https://www.efsp.unitedway.org.

The deadline for new applications to be received by 10 a.m. on January 28, 2021.

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