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McMinn County awarded funds for emergency food and shelter programs

From the Daily Post Athenian: McMinn County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds are part of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.


McMinn County has been chosen to receive $17,586 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.


The selection was made by a national board that consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, the National Council of the Churches of Christ, the Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide.


A local board made up of area government officials, agency representatives, the United Way, and others will determine how the funds awarded to McMinn County are to be distributed. 


Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Paige Zabo at 745-9606 for an application and information. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 3 by 3 p.m.