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County gets $52,000 in food, shelter funds

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 11:32 p.m. CDT

DeKalb County has been awarded $52,626 in federal funds to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs, according to a news release from the county’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

A local board comprised of representatives from county government, Jewish, Christian and Catholic houses of worship, the United Way, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross and the homeless will determine how the funds will be spent locally.

To receive the funds, local agencies must be private, voluntary nonprofits or units of government, have an accounting system, have a nondiscrimination policy, have the capacity to deliver emergency food or shelter programs and, if they are a volunteer group, have a volunteer board.

Qualified agencies can apply by contacting Donna Moulton at fema.efsp@dekalbcounty.org, or fill out an application online at www.dekalbcounty.org/communityservices.

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