Bartholomew County receives $9,087 for emergency programs

Funds to supplement food, shelter project

Bartholomew County has been chosen to receive $9,087 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

A national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency made the decision.

A group representing local stakeholders will determine how the funds will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

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; and have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs. Private voluntary organizations are also required to have a voluntary board.

United Way of Bartholomew County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, Community Center of Hope and Human Services participating. These agencies were responsible for providing mass shelter and food.

Applications for local funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program must be received by April 1.

Information: United Way of Bartholomew County at 812-375-2203.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.