Additional Funding Awarded
Moore County is scheduled to receive $25,789 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
This funding is above and beyond the funds already awarded under Phase 27 (fiscal year 2009).
In distribution of the additional funds, consideration will be given to increases in unemployment and community needs that are being seen by the local board and emergency service providers.
The local board is 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, made up of representatives from the United Way of Moore County, the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, the Department of Social Services and others, will determine how the funds awarded to Moore County are to be distributed.
Administered by the United Way, the funds will 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.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government.
Be eligible to receive federal funds.
Have an accounting system.
If they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for ARRA funds must contact the United Way of Moore County at 375-D Southeast Broad Street in Southern Pines to pick up an application.
The deadline for applications to be returned to the United Way office is 3 p.m. May 18.
No applications will be taken after the deadline.
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