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GLYNN 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.
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GLYNN 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. Glynn County has been chosen to receive $11,261.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security 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 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 diverse Glynn County representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Glynn 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 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: 1. Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2. Be eligible to receive Federal Funds, 3. Have an accounting system, 4. Practice non-discrimination, 5. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and shelter programs, and 6. If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Glynn County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Southeastern Educational Services dba Faithworks, Glynn Community Crisis Center, Manna House of Brunswick, Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia, Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, America Second Harvest, and The Salvation Army participating. These agencies were responsible for providing meals and lodging. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Julie Carroll at 912-265-1850 or by email at finance@uwcga.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is January 25, 2013.