Escambia awarded federal funds

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Escambia County Alabama 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 for FY 2018. Escambia County has been chosen to receive $15,615.00 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the county. A local board will determine how the funds are to be distributed among local emergency food and shelter agencies in the county.

Local organizations chosen to receive funds must:

Be private voluntary non-profit or units of government.

Be eligible to receive Federal funds.

Have an accounting system.

Practice non-discrimination.

Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Applicants must submit documentation of recipients receiving services.

Agree to an audit.

Provide a DUNS number and associated information.

Applicants interested in participating should contact David Adams at the Emergency Management Agency, 867-0232, or P. O. Box 848, Brewton, AL 36427 or Tony Sanks at 867-0231.

Applications must be submitted in writing by July 17. Applications should state what the funds requested will be used for, information about the agency and the certification that all the above requirements would be met by the agency. The local board will meet in the Escambia County Operations Center, Room 109 of the courthouse on July 18 at noon to allocate these funds.