Fayette County has been awarded federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Bourbon County will receive $134,952 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
A local committee made up of representatives from government and social service agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Fayette County will be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs.
Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system and, at certain levels of funding, conduct an annual audit, 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.
Agencies interested in applying should contact Ruslyn Case-Compton at Catholic Charities, (859) 253-1993, Ext. 215, for an application. Individuals and organizations wishing to serve on the local board should also contact Case-Compton. The application deadline is Feb. 23.