Seneca County Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board looks to distribute federal funds

The Seneca County Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board (68500) has been chosen to receive $10,315 of federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The funds have been made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program, according to a release from the Seneca County Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board.

A local board made up of community representatives from Tiffin, Fostoria and Seneca County will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area, the release states.

The local board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country, the release states.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private, voluntarily nonprofit organizations 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, they must have a voluntary board, according to the release.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply for funds, the release states.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Patricia J. DeMonte or Jason D. Pollick at 201 S. Washington St., Tiffin, for an application, according to the release. DeMonte and Pollick may also be reached by phone at (419) 448-0355.

The deadline for applications is July 29, the release states.