Magoffin County awarded federal funds under Emergency Food and Shelter Board Program

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Magoffin County has been chosen to receive $11,453 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Magoffin County has been chosen to receive $11,453 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Magoffin County has been chosen to receive $11,453 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 (FEMA) 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 which will provide administrative staff and function as the 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 made up of Salyersville Mayor Stanley Howard, the County Judge-Executive Charles Hardin, MD, St. Luke’s Catholic Mission, Words of Encouragement, Full Gospel Mission, American Red Cross, United Way, and Kiwanis will determine how the funds awarded to Magoffin County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations 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 organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 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.
Magoffin County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Big Sandy Area Community Action Program and St. Luke’s Catholic Mission. These programs were responsible for providing meals, nights of lodging and payment on utility bills.
Public or private organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Betty Colvin, Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc., PO Box 346, 131 South Church Street, Salyersville, KY 41465 for an application. The deadline for application is Friday, February 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM.