Agencies have until July 10 to apply in writing for EF&S funds

Published 6:33 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Special to the Signal

Lowndes County 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.

Lowndes County has been chosen to receive $8,008 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

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The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Lowndes County are to be distributed among the EF&S 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 the program.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: Be private voluntary non-profits 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 they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter program funds must apply on writing to Catha Peterson, 489 Tuskeena St.E., Hayneville AL 36040. Deadline for letters of interest is July 10, 2017.