MARION AND TAYLOR COUNTIES HAVE BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM AS PART OF THE 2020 CARES ACT.
Marion County will receive $37,808 and Taylor County will receive $11,292 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and, the United Way of America. The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county.
Agencies interested in applying should visit the United Way website at http://go.uwmtc.org/efsp. All applications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, May 22, 2020. Agencies do not have to be a United Way agency to apply.