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By Staff | Jun 24, 2015

TYLER COUNTY has been chosen to receive $2,800.00 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: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) 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 in a sealed envelope to Community Resources Inc. C/O Ryan Barber 914 Market St. Suite 305 Parkersburg, WV 26101 for more information on how to apply call Ryan Barber @ 304-485-5525. The deadline for applications to be received is July 2nd by 4pm for consideration. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.