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Funds available for local organizations


April 19, 2018

Escambia County (Ala.) has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $17,787 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the county made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for 2017.

A local board will determine how the funds are to be distributed among local emergency food and shelter agencies in the county.

Local organizations chosen to receive funds must meet the following criteria: Be private voluntary non-profit or units of government; be eligible to receive Federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; and have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Applicants must submit documentation of recipients receiving services, agree to an audit, and provide a DUNS number and associated information.

Applicants interested in participating should contact David Adams at the Emergency Management Agency, 867-0232 or P. O. Box 848, Brewton, Alabama 36427 or Mae Downing at 867-2358 or P. O. Box 955, Brewton, Alabama 36427.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 30, 2018 in writing. Applications should state what the funds requested will be used for, information about the Agency and the certification that all the above requirements would be met by the Agency.

The local board will meet in the Escambia County Operations Center, Room 109 of the courthouse on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at noon to allocate these funds.


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