Agencies here awarded $15K FEMA grant

Friday, April 4, 2008

A $15,454 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will help agencies in Marshall County to better feed and shelter the county's hungry and homeless.

"For 25 years, Congress has funded FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter program to help social service agencies in more than 2,500 cities and counties nationwide," U.S. Rep Bart Gordon said. "These funds are used to supplement food, shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance programs for people with non-disaster related emergencies."

FEMA awards the grants to nonprofit community and government organization that are chosen by local boards.

The board is composed of local agencies, the county mayor and others. Nonprofit organizations apply to the board for EFSP funds.

Last year, Good Samaritans administered the funds.