Troup County awarded federal funds

Published 7:51 pm Monday, July 29, 2019

Troup 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. 

Troup County has been chosen to receive $32,072 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 

The Phase 36 Local 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 will determine how the funds awarded to Troup County 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 be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. 

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Troup County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with a number of organizations participating. These agencies were responsible for providing food, rental assistance, utility assistance, meals and nights of lodging. 

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Patty Youngblood, (706) 884-8292 or for an application. 

The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.