Applications invited for Emergency Food and Shelter funds in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way will oversee distribution of federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program designated for St. Landry Parish.
St. Landry Parish will be rewarded about $95,000. Phase 33 of the grant is $46,790 and Phase 34 of the grant is $48,575.
The funds are to be used by eligible local service agencies to supplement and expand the capacity of existing emergency food and shelter programs in St. Landry Parish. Funds are not to be used for creating new programs.
The St. Landry Parish Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board, consisting of representatives from voluntary, governmental, and religious sectors will determine how to allocate the award among local eligible emergency food and shelter programs.
Final approval of the distribution of funds is then determined by the national board of directors. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies selected to receive funds must: be private voluntary non-profits 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 if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.
St. Landry-Evangeline United Way has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously to New Life Center, Opelousas Lighthouse Mission, ICONs, St. Landry Parish Community Action Council and the Thensted Center.
Eligible organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can contact St. Landry-Evangeline United Way for applications or more information. The deadline for applications to be received is Sept. 1.

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