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Carroll County awarded federal funds for emergency food, shelter programs

Emergency food and shelter programs will get a boost now that Carroll County has been awarded $22,848 in federal funds, according to a county government news release.

A national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and composed of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide made the selection, according to the release.

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How the funds are dispersed locally will be left to a board of local agencies.

“The Carroll County Circle of Caring Homelessness Board will determine how the local award will 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,” the release read.

Public or private voluntary agencies are encouraged to apply by 4 p.m. July 12 by contacting Jennifer Quick, chair of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program board, at jquick@carrollcountymd.gov or 410-386-3610. Late applications will not be accepted, the release states.

In the past, Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds have been given to agencies that assisted with utilities, rent and meals for Carroll residents, according to the release.

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 have a voluntary board — if they are a private voluntary organization.

All applicants must be available July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon to present their application to the ranking committee, according to the release.

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