Cheboygan County has been chosen to receive $24,581.00 in Phase 36, to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. These are Federal funds have been made available through the Department of Homeland Security DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
A local Board made up of Community members from Salvation Army, United Way, Catholic Human Services, Veterans Services, County Government, St. Thomas Food Pantry, Joy Fellowship Food Pantry, Cross of Christ Compassionate Ministries and community members at large will determine how the funds awarded in Cheboygan County. They are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board in charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal Funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact David Martin, Ex. Director at United Way or Roman Hanks at Salvation Army. Applications are available at Cheboygan County United Way