Friday, April 19, 2024

Counties awarded funds for emergency food, shelter programs

The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has recommended funds be awarded to Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, and Steele counties for Phase 40. These federal funds are awarded through the Department of Homeless Security-FEMA and used for people with emergency needs.

The local board determines how the funds will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have a checking account and accounting system 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit. Qualifying organizations may apply by Feb 20.

Anyone wishing more information about EFSP and how to apply for funding should contact Wendy Todd, Semcac, P.O. Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971-0549, (507) 864-7741.

 

 

 

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Dodge County Independent
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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944

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