Public Notice Regarding Sumter County Federal Funds

PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

The Sumter County FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been chosen to receive $36,656.00 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 The Refuge at Jumper Creek participating. This agency was responsible for providing shelter for homeless individuals and families in Sumter County

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Victoria Moore at (352) 860-2308, 104 E Dampier Street, Inverness, FL 34450, mfhcopeningdoors@gmail.com for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is August 17, 2017.

PROCLAIMING NOVEMBER 13-19, 2016 AS NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK IN CITRUS, HERNANDO, LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIES, FLORIDA

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The Annual Conference is Approaching

The Florida Institute of Homelessness and Supportive housing Annual Conference is approaching. Save the date registration is coming soon.

Click here to find out more information such as institute fees and hotel information

If you missed the recent Rapid Rehousing training

If you missed the recent Rapid Rehousing training, given by Susan Pourciau of Florida Housing Coalition and hosted by Forward Paths, be sure and keep informed with the presentation she provided. There is a wealth of information and some very important links that you can utilize in your quest to provide services.

Click Here to View the Training Material

FBCB 3rd Quarterly Meeting

Upcoming Event for Circuit 5. The Faith Based and Community Based Advisory Council is encouraging the government and the faith based community to work together to improve social services for Floridians. They are coming July 26th, see flier below for details….

Click Here to View Details

The Notice of Funding Availability

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2015 CoC Consolidated Application and Project Applications are now available in e-snaps.

Any organizations that are planning to renew their grants can begin working on their applications via e-snaps (http://www.hud.gov/esnaps). Any organizations that are planning to apply for a new project can also being working on their applications via e-snaps. To use e-snaps, you must have an active account. To obtain information about e-snaps or this application, you can go to https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/faqs/.

Mid Florida Homeless Coalition will be briefly discussing this at our CoC Stakeholders Meeting on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., September 25, 2015 at Jericho Road Ministries’ Joshua House at 11014 N Broad Street, Brooksville. More information will be shared with all Member Organizations as timelines are established. Interested Member Organizations can contact us at 352.860.2308, but organizations are encouraged to go to HUD’s website to get detailed information about this grant.

October 14, 2015 – all New or Renewing applications must be submitted in the esnaps system

November 4, 2015 – all applicants will be notified if their application will be a part of the CoC application submission.

November 20, 2015 – application deadline for MFHC to submit the CoC application and the project applications to HUD via esnaps.

If your organization has any questions, please contact our office. If you want to know what type of projects are eligible, you will need to access the HUD Exchange: https://www.hudexchange.info/.

You Are Encouraged to Join a Memorial Service in Citrus County for the Homeless

Date: Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Family Resource Center, 2435 N Florida Avenue, Hernando, FL – ceremony to be held at the flag pole.

Program:

  • Welcome: John Young, Homeless & Re-Entry Advocate
  • Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Eugene Reuman, Pastor of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
  • Speakers: Local Community Leaders, Homeless Individuals
  • Memorial Readings from the Holy Bible, by Rev. Eugene Reuman & Chaplain of VFW 4252
  • Names of our deceased homeless read by a homeless individual
  • Candle Lit Ceremony by all attending
  • Military Honor Guard Ceremony by VFW 4252 Hernando, FL:

U.S. FLAG LOWERED TO HALF MAST

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Annual Meeting

The November meeting was not held and the December meeting is being held on December 5, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Offices of Christian Care Center, 115 N 13 St., Leesburg, FL 34748. (Please park by the clinic and walk over to the office building.)

Homeless Outreach in Sumter, Lake, Hernando and Citrus Counties

In January of this year, volunteers in Sumter, Lake, Hernando and Citrus counties work together to locate and survey or count those who are homeless. This one day effort is referred to as a point-in-time count and reflects just a snapshot of our communities.

In Hernando and Lake Counties, organizations held Outreach Events. Those without homes or in need of services were encouraged to attend these events.

Hernando County Outreach

Lake County Outreach

View 2012 – Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15 to 23, 2014.
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