Tuscaloosa County will receive nearly $140,000 in federal money to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs.
A national board, chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, selected Tuscaloosa County to receive $57,489, which will be distributed among local programs that provide emergency food and shelter.
Representatives serving on the board came from the 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 rest of the money, $81,963, comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was designed to respond to the COVID-19’s impact on communities.
A local board made up of representatives from emergency preparedness agencies, faith-based organizations, FEMA and social service agencies will determine how the money awarded to Tuscaloosa County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for a portion of the emergency food and shelter program funds should visit www.uwwa.org/news. The deadline for applications to be received is July 7.
For questions, email Emily Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-345-6640.
Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
• Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government
• Be eligible to receive federal funds
• Have an accounting system with financial records and procedures of the agency audited annually by an independent public accountant
• Practice nondiscrimination
• Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
• If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.