Hamilton County has been chosen to receive $2,800 in FEMA Phase 40 funds to
supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. 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 Children’s Charities USA, National Council of
Churches of Christ USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation
Army, and United Way Worldwide. 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.
A local board from Hamilton County will determine how the funds awarded to the county
are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local
service agencies in the area. The board is responsible for recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the 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 programs,
and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are encouraged to apply.
Hamilton County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with
Wabash Area Development, Inc. participating.
Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting: Danielle Browning
at 618-643-2161 on or before July 24, 2023.