Funding available for local emergency food, shelter programs

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KENDALLVILLE — Noble County has been chosen to receive $5,506 to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs.

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 the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

Local representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Noble County are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by service agencies in the area. This local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive funding and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program, the United Way of Noble County said in a news release.

Under the terms of the grant, 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, have a voluntary board.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for emergency food and shelter program funds should contact United Way of Noble County Executive Director Debi Pfaffenberger, 119 W. Mitchell St., Kendallville, or call 347-6822 to request a form. The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, July 25, at noon.