PEOPLE INC. ANNOUNCES THAT WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA HAS BEEN 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. People Inc. announces the availability of funding in Washington County, Virginia as part of the FEMA EFSP Phase 38. Washington County, Virginia has been chosen to receive $17,310 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county during FEMA EFSP Phase 38. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency 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 National 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 Local Board made up of representatives from United Way, Washington County DSS, Second Harvest, American Red Cross, etc. will determine how the funds awarded to Washington 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. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can obtain an application packet at People Incorporated of Virginia’s main office at 1173 West Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210, in the lobby or on the agency website at Applications should be returned to Amy Compton at the same address, or by e-mail at The deadline for applications to be received is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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