SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS 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.

Seward County has been chosen to receive $9,845 in phase 41 Set  Aside Funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs 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 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 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 Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, The Salvation Army, Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter, Red Cross, Church Organization, United Way of Seward County and Liberal Area Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Services and local government will determine how the funds awarded to Seward 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 must contact Marci Smith at Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, 705 Ballinger St, Garden City, KS 67846 620-277-9588 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application. A separate application must be completed for each phase. The deadline for applications to be received May 31, 2024, please send to Marci Smith at above reference email.

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