MASON 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.
Mason County has been chosen to receive $5,727 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made 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.
Mason County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds most recently with the Salvation Army, Illinois Ability Sports, Fulton-Mason Crisis Services 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 Mason County.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Patti Becker, United Way of Logan County and Board Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application (phone 217-735-4499) or click here to download the application. Phase 38 EFSP Application
The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4 PM. They must be returned to United Way of Logan County, P.O. Box 684, 120 S. McLean Street, Lincoln IL 62656 or to email@example.com by this deadline.