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Tyler County Receives Food Funds

By Staff | Dec 27, 2012

Tyler County has been awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program.

Tyler County has been chosen to receive $3,563.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. 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 Community Resources, United Way, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Tyler County government, and several other agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Tyler 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 and any additional 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: be private voluntary non-profits or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter programs, and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for emergency food and shelter program funds must submit a proposal on letter head to Community Resources Inc., c/o Beth Tuttle, PO Box 187, New Martinsville, WV 26155; or email btuttle@cricap.org. Call 304-304-991-1525. The deadline for applications to be received is Dec. 14 by 2 p.m. for consideration. No late applications will be considered.