Monroe & Noble County Emergency Food and Shelter Board
The Monroe & Noble County Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded federal funds through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
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 U.S.A.; The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities, and United Way of America. 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.
The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded 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 made available through the ARRA.
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, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.