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FEMA funds available for emergency shelter and food programs

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By The Staff

Taylor County will receive $15,546 in FEMA funds to supplement emergency shelter and food programs in the area.

Local groups may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. To apply, groups must be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct audits annually, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter services and, if the group is a private voluntary organization, must have a voluntary board.

A local board comprised of local elected officials and representatives from the Taylor County chapter of the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Taylor County Ministerial Association and Our Lady of Perpetual Help will determine how funds are distributed.

For more information, contact Marietta Moyers at 465-8505 or Shirley Buckner at 465-6842.

All applications must be submitted by May 13. Applications may be submitted at the Food Pantry at 100 Stockyard St. or at Wise, Buckner & Sprowles at 301 E. Main St.