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FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program Funding Available
Onslow County Receives a $17,689 Grant Under Phase 29 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) State Set Aside Allocation
The National Board of the EFSP allocated $17,689.00 to Onslow County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county from the State Set Aside Allocation.
The National Board is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of Churches of Christ USA, and the United Way Worldwide governs the EFSP. The National Board has selected United Way Worldwide to once again serve as Secretariat and Fiscal Agent to the National Board. The National Board distributes the funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
The Local Board of the EFSP is chaired by United Way of Onslow County and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Onslow Community Outreach, government agents from the City of Jacksonville and Onslow County, a representative of the homeless community, local churches, Department of Social Services, Emergency Management Services, and Council of Aging. The Local Board will determine how the $17,689.00 grant will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local 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 organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, then they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
Organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds can download the application HERE Applications are due November 28, 2011 to United Way of Onslow County by 5:00PM.
MAIL: 8 Ruth Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540