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Food and shelter board gets federal money

The Lawrence County Emergency Food and Shelter Board have been awarded $17,700 in federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board 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 non-discrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter program services and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

The Lawrence County EFSP Board has distributed EFSP funds this contract period to the City Mission, Salvation Army which implements services thru the Chesapeake Community Center, CAO Senior Services and Michael Grace Place.

Any local public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may contact Marilyn Grant Howard, Secretary of EFSP Board at 532-3534.

Applications are available at the Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Administrative Office located at 305 N. Fifth Street, Ironton, Ohio.

The deadline for returning applications is Monday.