ONSLOW COUNTY AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM AND THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) Act.
Onslow County has been chosen to receive $51,904 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs (EFSP) 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 (FEMA) and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. 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 of the EFSP is chaired by Christopher Crooks, Executive Director of Onslow Community Outreach and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Onslow Community Outreach, government agents from the City of Jacksonville and Onslow County, local churches, Department of Social Services, Emergency Management Services, and Council of Aging. The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Onslow County are to 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 and any additional funds made 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 nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds should contact Onslow Community Outreach at (910) 455-5733, or visit www.onslowco.org to download an application.
You may also visit FEMA EFSP at https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/ for more information. Applications are due by January 20, 2021 to Onslow Community Outreach by 5:00 PM. Please hand deliver your application and all supporting documents to:
Mail: 600 Court St, Jacksonville, NC 28540
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