Posted at 2:01 AM

Qualifying agencies, organizations can apply for funding until July 9

PRINCE GEORGE — The County of Prince George has 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.

Prince George County has been awarded the funds by the State Set-Aside (SSA) process under Phase 35 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to receive $$6,485 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the County. Selections are 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 is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. The local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Prince George County are to be distributed among the EFSP programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Board is also responsible for recommending agencies to receive these 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:


    • be private voluntary non-profits or units of government,

    • be eligible to receive Federal funds,

    • have an accounting system,

    • practice nondiscrimination,

    • have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and

    • 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 to distribute under the guidelines must contact Teresa Brobst, EFSP Secretary for an application at 210 N. 2nd Ave. or by email at unitedwayofhpg@verizon.net. The deadline for applications to be received is Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. Previously funded agencies may submit a letter of application.

Original information posted on http://www.progress-index.com/news/20180626/prince-george-receives-funds-for-food-shelter-assistance