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LIMESTONE COUNTY

ALABAMA



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



Limestone County has been chosen to receive $39,215 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 made up of Limestone County Commission Chair, Mayor of Athens, United Way, et al. will determine how the funds awarded to Limestone 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 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.



Limestone County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Limestone County Churches Involved, Council on Aging, Family Resource Center and United Way of Athens-Limestone County participating. These agencies were responsible for providing meals, utility assistance, rent and lodging.



Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact, in writing,:



United Way of Athens-Limestone County

419 South Marion Street

Athens, Al 35611

Attn: Kaye Young McFarlen



By Friday, July 28, 2017



The News Courier

July 14 through July 21, 2017
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