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Perry County has been chosen to receive $16,139 to supplement emergency shelter and food programs.

The selection was made by a National Board 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 shelter and food programs in high-need areas.

A Local Board made up of community members will determine how the funds awarded are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. 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, 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.

Agencies interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Adrienne Bush at abush@hpccm.org or 606-436-2662 for an application. The deadline for applications is Nov 6 at noon, when the board will meet to decide funding allocations.

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