Food, shelter funds available

First Posted: 5/4/2009

Surry County has been chosen to received more than $30,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county as part of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act.
The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the Salvation Army and other agencies.
Locally, the $30,813 will be distributed by a board made up of representatives of local charities and other organizations. Those wishing to apply for the Surry County funds must:
Be a private voluntary non-profit agency or a unit of government;
Be eligible to receive federal funds;
Have an accounting system;
Practice nondiscrimination;
Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs;
If a private voluntary organization, be governed by a voluntary board.
Agencies wishing to apply for the money should do so by contacting H. Lee Merritt Jr. at 789-8120. The application deadline is May 11.

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