The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s District 13, which represents several rural Missouri counties, has been chosen to receive $38,663 in State Set Aside Funding and $8.294 in Direct Funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties.
Lincoln County was awarded $13,551 of those funds.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA 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 will determine how the funds awarded to District 13 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.
District 13 has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously for providing meals and nights of lodging.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds or has questions must contact Diana Hendrix at 314 South Main in Monroe City, or call (573) 735-2131 for an application, or log onto https://www.efsp.unitedway.org.
The deadline for new applications to be received by 10 a.m. on Jan. 28.