County to receive $10,017 to supplement emergency food and shelter
programs in the county
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[March 19, 2010]
Logan County has been chosen to
receive $10,017 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in
the county. These funds have been made available through the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the
Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Management Agency and
consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red
Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National
Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and United Way of
America. 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.
board made up of government officials and social service agencies
will determine how the funds awarded to Logan 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 made available
through the ARRA.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local
agencies chosen to receive funds must (1) be private, voluntary
nonprofits or units of government; (2) be eligible to receive
federal funds; (3) have an accounting system; (4) practice
nondiscrimination; (5) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver
food or shelter programs; and (6) if they are a private voluntary
organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies
are urged to apply.
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Logan County has distributed emergency food and shelter funds
previously with Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
participating. Community Action was responsible for providing
thousands of meals and hundreds of utility and rental assistance
payments throughout the years.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for
funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
must contact Cyndi Campbell at Community Action as soon as possible.
The phone number is 217-732-2159, ext. 225.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of