Danville has been awarded $24,171 in federal money to support emergency food and shelter programs.

The funding is from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying can contact efspdanvilleapp@gmail.com, and an application will be sent for them to complete via email.

Questions should be directed to Salvation Army Capt. Ray Jackson at (434) 792-3963. The application deadline is July 12.

Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

» be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government,

» be eligible to receive federal funds,

» have an accounting system,

» practice nondiscrimination,

» have demonstrated the capability to deliver food and/or shelter programs and

» if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.

Danville’s selection was made by a national board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The board has representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The local board distributed money appropriated by Congress to help expand food and shelter programs around the country.

The local board, which is comprised of the same agencies as the national board, will determine how the funds for Danville will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by service agencies in the area.

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