Details for MAHUBE-OTWA - Emergency Food and Shelter

(First Publication Date: March 3, 2021)
OTTER TAIL COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER PHASE 38
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
Otter Tail County has been chosen to receive $17,927 to supplement emergency food and
shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from 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 Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by
Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas
around the country.
A Local Board made up of (The Salvation Army, United Way, et al.) will determine how the
funds awarded to Otter Tail County are to be distributed among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible
for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.
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.
Otter Tail County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership, Inc., Someplace Safe, Nutrition Services,
Inc. and the Perham Food Shelf participating.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter
Program Funds must contact Sara Nelson at MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership Inc. PO Box 747 Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0747 or by phone at 218-847-1385 for
an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, March 19, 2021.
Publication Dates: March 3, 2021

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