United Way Receives Emergency Funds
Moore County will receive $9,737 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The designation was made by a State Set-Aside Committee under the administration of the United Way of North Carolina. The committee used statistical data on 2010 unemployment and 2009 poverty levels to help determine distribution.
Moore County did not receive a direct award because it did not meet or exceed thresholds as set under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
Last year, Moore County received $53,095 under the program.
Administered by the United Way of Moore County, 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.
Local agencies must:
n Be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government.
n Have an accounting system.
n Practice nondiscrimination.
n Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
n If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the United Way of Moore County at 375-D Southeast Broad St. in Southern Pines or by calling (910) 692-2413 for an application.
The deadline for applications to be returned to the United Way office is 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
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