Legal Notices

KANAWHA COUNTY 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. Kanawha County has been awarded $84,653 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 Phase 38 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 local reps from The Red Cross, Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, United Way, ETC. will determine how the funds awarded to Kanawha 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. Kanawha County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Covenant House, Mountain Mission, The Salvation Army, Heart and Hand, EnAct, Lower Elk River Ministerial Association, Manna Meal, United Food Operations, Daymark-Patchwork, Roark-Sullivan LifeWay Center, United Way, YWCA Resolve and YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter participating. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Paul Koontz, 1 United Way Square, Charleston, West Virginia 25301, 304-340-3506 or email pkoontz@unitedwaycwv.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is January 28, 2021. LC-104453 01-14;2021