Freeborn County awarded federal emergency food and shelter funding

Published 8:00 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program awarded $4,007 to Freeborn County. The federal funds are awarded through the Department of Homeland Security — FEMA and used to provide emergency food and shelter to people in times of need. The local board is made up of the local food shelf, churches, Semcac, social services, The Salvation Army and other interested organizations. The local board determines how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local
service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must be nonprofit, have a checking account or accounting system, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and have a voluntary board if they are a private, nonprofit entity.

For more information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and how to apply for funding, contact Linda Lares at 507-373-1329.

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