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County awarded $51,895 for emergency food and shelter

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County has been chosen to receive $51,895 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

The selection was made by a national board consisting of several nonprofit organizations and chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Funds were appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A board made up of representatives from the DeKalb County government, churches, Kishwaukee United Way, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross and the homeless will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private, voluntary nonprofits 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, have a voluntary board.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Dawn Littlefield at dawn@kishwaukeeunitedway.com for an application. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. July 10.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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