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Stanly to receive FEMA funds

Stanly County has been chosen to receive $25,293 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America.

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 board will determine how the funds awarded to Stanly are distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by 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: be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; have a DUNS number; and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Agencies interested in applying for funds must contact United Way of Stanly County, PO Box 1178, Albemarle, NC, 28002 for an application.

The deadline for applications to be received is 12 p.m. Wednesday.