FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Dillow
Director of Marketing & Engagement
United Way of Washington County, MD
301.739.8200 x 104
Washington County Receives $143,658 from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 29, 2020) – Washington County was awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Program. Washington County was chosen to receive funds in the amount of $143,658 to supplement food assistance and shelter programs in the county.
Washington County received $59,233 under Phase 37 funding and $84,435 under the CARES Act funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
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 the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA; National Counsel of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the Jewish Federation of North America, the Salvation Army, and the United Way Worldwide. A Local Board is 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 non-discrimination, 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 were encouraged to apply by Monday, May 18, 2020.
The Local Board made up of representatives of commissioners, United Way, Salvation Army, faith-based groups, homeless advocates and other members determined how the funds awarded to Washington County were 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.
Washington County’s local board determined the following recipients under the Phase 37 allocation of $59,223:
Washington County Community Action Council - $13,717
The Salvation Army, Hagerstown Command - $18,937
CASA - $3,030
St. John’s Shelter - $1,239
United Way of Washington County - $1,184
Reach Cold Weather Shelter - $15,724
Washington County Commission on Aging - $5,392
Washington County’s local board determined the following recipients under the CARES allocation of $84,435:
Washington County Community Action Council - $26,395
The Salvation Army, Hagerstown Command - $24,069
CASA - $3,962
St. John’s Shelter - $1,619
United Way of Washington County - $1,689
Reach Cold Weather Shelter - $19,711
Washington County Commission on Aging - $6,990
For all matters related to Community Impact or EFSP, please connect with Jocelyn Hauer, Director of Community Impact, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301.739.8200 x 103.
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