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Grant to help shelters in Lawrence County

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) in Lawrence County was recently awarded federal funds under the emergency food and shelter program. The $22,127 will be utilized to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lawrence County.

The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, National Council of Churches of Christ, and the United Way, all of the United States.

The selection was based on the total number of people unemployed in the jurisdiction compared to the number of people unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions.

The local board, composed of public officials, representatives from the emergency service provider groups, and other social service organizations, is responsible for recommending agencies to receive the awarded funds and will also determine how the funds will be distributed.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies receiving funds must meet the following requirements:

Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government

Have an accounting system

Practice nondiscrimination

Have a federal employer identification number

Have a voluntary board, if they are a private voluntary organization

Have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs

Not be debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for these funds must contact the OACAC Lawrence County Neighborhood Center, located in Aurora, for an application. The deadline for filing an application is March 11.

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