Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The following counties have been selected to receive an award of Federal Funds through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program 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 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 comprised of the area Judge Executives and community/business representatives will determine how the funds awarded to these counties 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 unit 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. Organizations applying must have an accounting system and have the ability to be their own fiscal agent.
Public or private entities interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Community Action of Southern Kentucky, 921 Beauty Avenue, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101, (270)782-3162, for an application. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time.