Dade County Awarded Federal Funds for Emergency Food and Shelter Program

August 06, 2019

Dade County has been chosen to receive $1829.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and the United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The 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 composed of public officials, representatives from the emergency service provider groups and other social service organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Dade County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter program providers in the area.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

Application forms and other information may be secured from the OACAC Dade County Neighborhood Center, 2 North Main, Greenfield, MO. Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the center for an application. The deadline for filing an application is July 30, 2019.