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Crawford County chosen to receive $10,449 for supplemental emergency food, shelter programs

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Gary O'Day

Applications be accepted until October 10

CRAWFORD COUNTY — Crawford County has been awarded federal funds made available through the department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The county has been chosen to receive $10,449 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. Deadline for applying for funds is October 10, 2019. 

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 made up of the Crawford County Government, American Red Cross, Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army will determine how the funds awarded to Crawford County 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 nonprofits 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.

Crawford County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to agencies responsible for providing meals and lodging.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can find applications at https://www.meramecregion.org/career-and-business-opportunities/grant-opportunities/. For additional information, contact Gary O’Day at 573-265-2993 or via email at goday@meramecregion.org. The deadline for applications to be received is October 10, 2019.