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County awarded funding from FEMA

By From staff reports
Published in News on October 24, 2013 1:46 PM

Wayne County has been awarded $52,521 in federal funds under an Emergency Food and Shelter Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Last year, the program helped local charities in providing emergency assistance in the form of meals, shelter, utility, and rent assistance to Wayne County residents. The 2013 EFSP award has been increased by 3.8 percent.

Qualifying organizations are urged to submit applications, which are available at United Way of Wayne County, 301 E. Ash St., Suite 310 on the third floor of the Wells Fargo Bank building, starting Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Applications must be returned to United Way no later than Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m.

Applicants are required to attend the meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, starting at 9 a.m. at United Way in order to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants will be notified of their appointment time.

United Way of Wayne County provides the administrative staff for the program.

Qualified local, governmental, or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:

*Be a non-profit organization

*Provide its agency's D-U-N-S number

*Have an audit if requesting funding in excess of $25,000

*Practice nondiscrimination

*Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food, shelter, utility assistance, or rent assistance programs

*Have a voluntary board if a private voluntary organization

*Provide valid email address for agency contact

*Be able to certify that their agency is not debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds.

In order to prevent a duplication of services funded, allocations will be awarded as supplements to current services and not as a startup funding.