Cass County was chosen to receive $14,618 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, and National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, which will provide administrative staff and function as a fiscal agent.
The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas in the country.
A board made of area representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Cass County will be distributed. To receive funds, organizations must be private voluntary nonprofits or government units, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and if they are a private voluntary organization, a voluntary board is a must.
Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
To apply contact: Anne McGill, BI-County CAP at (800) 332-7161 before Jan. 16.
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