STARK COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER
Posted on: May 11, 2020
THE STARK COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER LOCAL BOARD 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.
The Stark County Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board has been
chosen to receive $180,386 from Phase 37 and $257,179 from
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 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 Local Board made up of United Way, Salvation Army, and local
government officials will determine how the funds awarded to Stark
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
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local
agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary
nonprofits 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.
The Stark County Local Board has distributed Emergency Food and
Shelter funds previously with CommQuest Services, Inc., Meals on
Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties, the Domestic Violence Project,
the Canton, Massillon, and Alliance citadels of the Salvation Army,
Stark County Hunger Task Force, Boys and Girls Club of Massillon,
Catholic Charities of Stark County, Alliance for Children and
Families, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, and Community
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for
Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds are requested to
Kira Redinger by phone or email at
330-455-0374 Ext. 5056 or
for an application. Applications are
DUE BY 5 p.m. on Monday, May 18th, 2020
and are available at:
CommQuest Services, Inc.,
625 Cleveland Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44702
or can be emailed upon request.
For further information contact:
CommQuest Services, Inc.
330-455-0374 Ext. 5056
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