Northwest Nebraska Region Local Board #5656-00 expects to be awarded federal funds in the amount of $27, 911.00 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the counties of Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux. The funding is provided by a national Board that is chaired by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consist of representative 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. This local board will determine how the funds awarded will be distributed.
Qualified agencies are urged to apply. Under the terms of the award, 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 program, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Applications can be obtained on https://www.ncap.info/assets/site/documents/publications/fema.pdf or at Northwest Community Action Partnership, 270 Pine St., Chadron, NE 69337. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, mailed or delivered to Northwest Community Action Partnership, 270 Pine St., Chadron, NE 69337, or via fax (308) 432-5799. Late applications will not be considered. Agencies submitting applications will be required to present their application request in person to the Local Board during a meeting on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Northwest Community Action Partnership, 270 Pine St., Chadron, NE 69337.
For more information, please contact Karen Eisenbarth (308) 432-3393 Ext. 102.
Published: February 12, 2020