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FEMA emergency funds available

Livingston County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Livingston County has been allocated $17,091 from the Michigan Set-Aside funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs directly related to the average number of unemployed individuals.

The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Livingston County are to be distributed among the emergency shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency shelter programs; if they are a private, voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, and; not be debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds.

Funding requests for the Set-Aside funds for emergency shelter will be accepted no later than 5pm Monday, June 1st at the Livingston County United Way office, 2980 Dorr Road, Brighton, Michigan 48116. For more information contact Mary Nye at 810.494.3000.

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