Fayette County

Fayette County awarded funds for emergency food and shelter programs

Fayette County will receive $108,795 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A local board made up of representatives from United Way of the Bluegrass, government and social service agencies will determine how to distribute the funds among area emergency food and shelter programs.

To qualify, organizations must be non-profit; have an accounting system and, at certain levels of funding, conduct an annual audit; practice non-discrimination;, have demonstrated the ability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Organizations should apply by June 23.

For more information, call Ruslyn Case-Compton at Catholic Charities at 859-253-1993, Ext. 215.