Details for EAST MO ACTION AGENCY/ADMIN - Ad from 2020-05-22

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY MAY BE AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER THE PHASE 37 and PHASE CARES EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM St. Francois County may be chosen to receive funds to supplement the emergency food and shelter program in the area. Funding is not currently available, nor guaranteed, but pending federal budget approval. If funding is approved, then the selection will be made by the National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, U.S.A., National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and the United Way of America which will distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help the capacity of food and shelter program in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives from county government, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Ministerial Alliance, St. Vincent DePaul, and other community organizations will determine how the funds awarded to St. Francois County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to delivery emergency food and shelter programs, and 5) if they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting Mona Stallins of East Missouri Action Agency at (573) 431-5191.

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