Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FEMA funds awarded for county

By The Herald Staff | 12/4/2013

Local emergency food and shelter programs are expected to get a needed boost from a federal grant.

The Federal Management Agency recently announced Franklin County as a recipient for $4,537 to supplement programs assisting with the county’s food and shelter needs. A local board — made up of city and county government, United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, church, homeless representation and community action agencies — is expected to determine how the funds are to be distributed among the programs.

Local emergency food and shelter programs are expected to get a needed boost from a federal grant.

The Federal Management Agency recently announced Franklin County as a recipient for $4,537 to supplement programs assisting with the county’s food and shelter needs. A local board — made up of city and county government, United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, church, homeless representation and community action agencies — is expected to determine how the funds are to be distributed among the programs.

Under the terms of the grant, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:

• Be nonprofit;

• Have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit;

• Practice nondiscrimination;

• Have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and

• Have a voluntary board (if they are a private voluntary organization).

A meeting is planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp. central office, 1320 S. Ash St., Ottawa, for determining requests.  Agencies requesting FEMA funds must call ECKAN to receive an application. For more information or to apply, call Richard Jackson, ECKAN chief executive officer, at (785) 242-7450.

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