The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Monday, January 14, 2013
Franklin County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Franklin County will receive $10,136 to supplement other foods and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities; and United Way of America.
A local board is charged with distributing funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county.
A local board made up of representatives from local agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Franklin County will be distributed among local agencies.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive the 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.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying must attend a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of STEP at 200 Dent Street in Rocky Mount. Agencies must have a representative present to be eligible for funds.
For more information, call Sam Campbell, local board chair, at 483-2387 on Tuesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.