LOGAN 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.
Logan County has been chosen to receive $6,089 through the State Set-Aside (SSA) process under Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The EFSP is governed 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 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.
A Local Board made up of representatives from various local agencies and organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Mason County, IL 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 and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits 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, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Logan County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds most recently with the Salvation Army and The Center for Youth and Family Solutions participating. These agencies are providing meals, supplies, nights of lodging, rent and utility assistance to those in need in Logan County.
The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4 PM. They should be submitted to United Way of Logan County, 120 S. McLean, P.O. Box 684, Lincoln IL 62656 or via email to email@example.com by the designated deadline. Conaact Patti Becker at 217-735-4499 or via the email address if you have questions.