Details for CHRISTIAN 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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CHRISTIAN 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.

Christian County has been chosen to receive $24,249.00 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. These funds are to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the US 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 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 local representatives of the National Partner Agencies, along with the County Judge Executive, will determine how the funds awarded to Christian 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 available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations 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 nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Christian County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Aaron McNeil House/Crisis Relief Services, Sanctuary, Inc., and The Salvation Army participating. These agencies were responsible for providing 4,923 meals and 1042 nights of lodging for individuals and families of Christian County.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Angie Crawford at the Pennyrile Area Development District, 300 Hammond Drive, Hopkinsville, or call 270-886-9484 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is 10:00 AM local time, Monday, January 25, 2021.

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