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Putnam County chosen to receive funding

Friday, March 19, 2010

Putnam County has been chosen to receive $26,406 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 the 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 local board was charged to distrbute 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 local representatives of the above agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Putnam County 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: Be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice non-discrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter programs; and, if they are a private, voluntary organization, they mist have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Debbie Zigler at 309 E. Franklin St., Greencastle, IN 46135 or call 653-8228 for an application. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on March 26.

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