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Montgomery County has been awarded Emergency Food, Shelter Funds

 

United Way Of Greater ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Montgomery County has been awarded $28,209 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency under Phase 36 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Funds are available for Montgomery County emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.

Funds are available for Montgomery County emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.

The Local Board, chaired by United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, includes representatives from local government, human service organizations and faith communities. 

The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to the Montgomery County jurisdiction are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds. 

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 accounting system
  4. Practice nondiscrimination
  5. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
  6. If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board

Qualifying agencies may pick up applications at a Local Board meeting on December 2nd, 2019 at 1:00pm at the United Way office, 107 Jefferson Street, Suite 107 Clarksville, TN.  Applications must be submitted by December 9th, 2019 by 12:00pm to the United Way office. 

For additional information, please contact Valerie Guzman at 931.647.4291.


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