FEMA-Emergency Food & Shelter Program Application DUE By FEMA State Set-Aside Committee Posted on 9/16/2011
THE SOUTH JURISDICTION OF NORTH DAKOTA HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
The South Jurisdiction of North Dakota has been chosen to receive $55,370 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The counties included in the South Jurisdiction of North Dakota are: Burleigh, Morton, Emmons, Kidder, Grant, Mercer, McLean, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux.
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 U.S.A.; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The State Set-Aside 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 community members will determine how the funds awarded to the South jurisdiction of North Dakota 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 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, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
The South Jurisdiction of North Dakota has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to Mercer County Women’s Action & Resource Center, McLean Family Resource Center, Catholic Indian Mission, Carson Food Pantry, Abused Adult Resource Center, The Salvation Army, Welcome House, Aid, Inc. Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, and Youthworks. These agencies were responsible for providing over 4,000 meals and over 1,500 nights of lodging.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Tricia Zinke, MSA United Way, PO Box 2111, Bismarck, ND 58502, 701-255-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is September 16, 2011.
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