PARKE 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 local board for Parke County has been chosen to receive $3,500.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
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 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 area around the country.
A local board made up of Salvation Army; Local Government Agency; Church Organization; Catholic Charities; Community Action Program; and Homeless Representative.
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 account 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.
Parke County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana participating. These agencies were responsible for providing 200 meals and 98 nights of lodging.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Diana DeSutter Parke County Emergency & Food and Shelter Board Contact at 765-793-4881. The deadline for applications to be received is 4:30 p.m. August 27, 2018.