Emergency Food and Shelter Program- Phase 36 Application

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Greenwood County and Abbeville County have been awarded Federal Funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Greenwood County has been chosen to receive $28,332.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Abbeville County has been chosen to receive $9,982.00 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 in each county will determine how the funds awarded to Greenwood County and Abbeville County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Boards are responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made 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, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must complete electronic application below or available here . Contact Emily Findley at United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties at efindley@unitedwaygac.org or at 864-229-4103 for more information. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday October 7th, 2019.


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