Liberty County has been chosen to receive $25,999 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and United Way of America. The decision is based on Liberty County’s unemployment rate and population base.
A FEMA board made up of local people will determine how the funds awarded to Liberty will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by service agencies in the county. The FEMA board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under Phase 31 of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; 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, they must 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 can call Jennifer Darsey at 368-4282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.