Franklin County has been awarded $14,317 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

The funding will be used to supplement other emergency food and shelter funds.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of a cross-section of non-profit and religious agencies.

A local board is charged with distributing funds to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need across the country.

The county board is made up of representatives from local government, nonprofits, the United Way and other agencies, and will determine how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must meet on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting location is at the United Way Office, 525 South Main Street in Rocky Mount.

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