Pike County receives money for emergency programs

Published 2:00 am Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pike County 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.

Pike County has been chosen to receive $13,459 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in that county.

The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Pike County are to be distributed among EF&S 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 made available under this program.

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Under the terms of the grant, 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 must apply in writing to Christ Black, 218 Academy Street, Troy AL 36081. Deadline for letters of interest in March 31, 2015.