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Grayson County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 31. Grayson County has been chosen to receive $12,497 to supplement emergency food, rent/mortgage and utility assistance programs in the area.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This board consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as a fiscal agent.The board was 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 representatives from the County Judge Executive’s office, the Ministerial Association, the American Red Cross, the low income groups, other interested parties will determine how the funds awarded to Grayson County will be distributed between the emergency food and temporary lodging programs operated by local service organizations in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Grayson County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc.

Publci9 or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Grayson County Community Action for any application.

The Local Board meeting has been rescheduled for Nov. 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse located at 10 Public Square, second floor meeting room. Further information on this program may be obtained by contacting Melissa Layman. The phone number is 270-259-3500.

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