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Logan County awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program

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[April 28, 2010]  Logan County has been chosen to receive $14,727 this year to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 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 Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. 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 available under this phase of the program.

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) have an accounting system, (3) practice nondiscrimination, (4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver food or shelter programs, and (5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board and FEIN and D-U-N-S number.

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 emergency food and shelter program funds 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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