Funding available for local groups that help others

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The local board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program announced that Clinton County has been awarded $6,386 to distribute to local non-profits or agencies that assist Clinton County residents with food (mass and congregate), rent, utilities, or mass shelter.

The application for this program is available from the board by calling 937-470-5348. The application will need to be returned to the board chair by 5 p.m. Nov. 3.

The meeting to determine designation of funds is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Clinton County Commissioners’ chambers.

If you have any further questions or need additional information, please contact Kym Parks at 937-470-5348.

About the program

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established in 1983 with the signing of the “Jobs Stimulus Bill,” Public Law 98-8. That legislation created a national board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide.

Since 1983 the EFSP will have distributed $3.8 billion to over 14,000 human service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the country.

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