Tavares – Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies are urged to apply for $148,656 in federal funds awarded to Lake County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
A local board made up of representatives from Lake County government, the United Way, the Salvation Army, the 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
Have an accounting system
Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
Grant funds can be used for rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, mass shelter, served meals and food for pantry distribution. Any agency receiving funds for rent, mortgage or utility assistance will be required to enter client data into the Homeless Management and Information System.
Nonprofit or government agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may contact Sedrick Brinson at 352-742-6507 or by email at [email protected]. Applications are also available at the Lake County Office of Housing & Human Services, 2008 Classique Lane, Tavares from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.
Interested applicants should plan to participate in the Emergency Food and Shelter Program application and reporting training scheduled via GoToMeeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 1 p.m.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/927971357 or if you would like to call in, please dial +1 (571) 317-3112 and use access code 927-971-357.