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County awarded funds

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
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The Minnesota State Set-Aside Committee for the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program has recommended $3,758 be awarded to Fillmore County. The money is used to provide emergency food and shelter to people in need of them. The local board is made up of Workforce Development, churches, Semcac, Human Services, and other interested organizations. The local board determines how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit, 2) have a checking account and accounting system 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit. Qualifying organizations may apply.

Anyone wishing more information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program and how to apply for funding should contact Wendy Todd, Semcac, P.O. Box 549, Rushford, Minn. 55971-0549, (507) 864-7741.

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