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SUMTER COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Barbara Wheeler at (352) 860-2308, 104 E Dampier Street, Inverness, FL 34450, email@example.com for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is November 9, 2016. (CoC Docs Grant Information EFSP Phase 33 Sumter)
The Sumter County FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been chosen to receive $9,612.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Sumter County.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
The Local Board made up United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties, Mid Florida Community Services, Mid Florida Homeless Coalition, Inc., et. al. will determine how the funds awarded to Sumter 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 made 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) 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. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Sumter County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Mid Florida Community Services participating. This agency was responsible for providing ten households with rental assistance.