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EFSP- CARES Act Funds Available

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.