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Wadena, 56482
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE MINNESOTA STATE SET-ASIDE

COMMITTEE FOR THE FEMA EMERGEN-

CY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM HAS

MADE FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS

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TO THE NATIONAL BOARD. THE COM-

MITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED WADENA

COUNTY RECEIVE AN AWARD OF $3631.

This is a significant reduction from the

$10963 that was awarded last year.

Although the funding is not yet final, appli-

cations will now be accepted from agencies

that meet the grant terms. Funds are

available to supplement emergency food and

shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National

Board that is chaired by the Department of

Homeland Security's Federal Emergency

Management Agency and consists of repre-

sentatives from American Red Cross; Catho-

lic Charities, USA; National Council of the

Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Jewish

Federations of North America: The Salvation

Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Lo-

cal Board was charged to distribute funds

appropriated by Congress to help expand

the capacity of food and shelter programs in

the high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of government

agencies and representatives mirroring the

National Board will determine how the funds

awarded to Wadena County are to be distrib-

uted 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 available un-

der this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the Na-

tional Board, local agencies chosen to re-

ceive 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 de-

liver emergency food and/or shelter pro-

grams

6) if they are a private voluntary organiza-

tion, they must have a voluntary board

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

The Local Wadena County Emergency

Food and Shelter Board has distributed

funds previously with local food shelves, city

police departments, crisis centers and Otter

Tail-Wadena Community Action Council par-

ticipating. These agencies were responsible

for providing emergency food and shelter.

Public or private voluntary agencies inter-

ested in applying for Emergency Food and

Shelter Program funds must contact Dana

Patsie at Otter Tail-Wadena Community Ac-

tion Council at (218) 385-2900 for an appli-

cation. Applications must be submitted by

4:30PM on October 10, 2011.

49917-1326886 10/1/11

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