Cass County awarded emergency food, shelter grant

Published 6:51 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cass County has been awarded $9,438 through the State Set-Aside (SSA) process under Phase 29 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).
This process allows for additional flexibility in selecting jurisdictions for funding that previously qualified for the program, but no longer meet the established formula.
A local board made up of representatives from local human service organizations, as well as county government, will determine how the funds awarded to Cass County are to be distributed.
Under terms of the grant from the national board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1.) be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government; 2.) have a checking account; 3.) have an accounting system; 4.) have a federal ID (FEIN); 5.) have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS); 6.) be providing services and using its other resources in the area; 7.) able to obtain information from the EFSP webasite.
Qualifying organizations are encouraged to apply.
Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for (SSA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Major William Walters, local chair, at (269) 684-2660.
Deadline for applications is Sept. 30 by noon.