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County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs

RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2017

TAVARES — Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs managed by local service agencies are encouraged to apply for $34,969 in federal funds awarded to Lake County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

A local board made up of representatives from county government, United Way, The Salvation Army, and American Red Cross, as well as advocates for the homeless, faith-based organizations and community partners will determine how the funds will be distributed.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 

Be a private voluntary nonprofit or unit of government 

Have a voluntary board established and be eligible to receive federal funds if a private voluntary organization 

Have an accounting system

Practice nondiscrimination 

Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs

Lake County has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously with various organizations throughout the county, providing more than 36,900 meals and assisting 235 individuals with utility and rent or mortgage payments.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may contact Allison Thall at 352-742-6502 or download an application online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/community_services. Application

s are also available at the Lake County Community Services Department, 315 W. Main St., Suite 233, Tavares, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed Tuesday, July 4.) 

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017.





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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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