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Warren awarded funds for emergency food, shelter programs

Warren County is set to receive $70,712 under Phase 39 and the American Rescue Plan 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 the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 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 Warren 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 local 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 need to be private voluntary nonprofits 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, must have a voluntary board.

Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

Public and private voluntary organizations interested in applying should contact Robert A. Raible, local chair, at 814-726-2400 ext. 103 for an application. The deadline for applications is March 23.

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