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Organizations urged to apply for emergency food and shelter funds
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- San Jacinto County has been chosen to receive $12,832 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consist of representatives from American Red Cross; catholic charities, USA; national council of the Churches of the Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and, United Way of America. 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, made up of representatives from affi liates of the voluntary organizations composing the national board, will determine how the funds awarded to San Jacinto 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 governmental or private organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private, voluntary non-profi ts 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 Drinivate voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, 6) be eligible to receive federal funds. Qualified organizations are urged to apply. San Jacinto has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with, Community Action, Helping Hands, Senior Citizens and Careshare participating. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact: Tracy Conroy at San Jacinto County Judge’s Office, 1 State Hwy. 150 Room 5, Coldspring, Texas 77331 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Thursday July 29, 2010.