Details for OTC - Phase 37 Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program

(First Publication Date: May 13, 2020)
OTTER TAIL COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER PHASE 37
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.
Otter Tail County has been chosen to receive $27,188 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. and The Welcome Place 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, May 22, 2020.
Publication Dates: May 13, 2020

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