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Logan 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.

A local 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 Central Illinois]

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