Emergency Food and Shelter Program application deadline March 15

The Local Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is now excepting applications for Fiscal Year 2011. Funds awarded to Union County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:  1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and

 Shelter Program funds must contact Sally Zemek, Local Board Chair, at Union County Good Samaritan Center, 806 Jay Street, New Albany, MS. or phone 534-0931 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is March 15, 2011.