Emergency Food and Shelter Program - Apply by September 10, 2021

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Lake 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.

Lake County has been chosen to receive $ 4050 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 Federation of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by the Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of a representative from Emergency Management, St George Episcopal Church, Full Circle, Salvation Army, Human Services, Catholic Charities as well as a family representative will determine how the funds awarded to Lake 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 1) be private voluntary non-profits 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.

Lake County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter Funds previously with Lake County Senior Center, Holy Family Parish, St George and Lake County Human Services. These agencies were responsible for providing meals and nights of lodging.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Gloria Perez at [email protected]  Phone: 719-427-5272 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is September 10, 2021.