The Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Inc. (CAPC) announces the availability of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Award for Jefferson County.
Jefferson County has been awarded Federal Funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). Jefferson County has been chosen to receive $49,118.
The Local Board, made up of representatives from County Government, The American Red Cross, The United Way of Northern New York, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Community Representatives, The Jewish Federation, and a homeless advocate will determine how the funds awarded to Jefferson 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 reviewing applications and determining the allocation of funds to applying agencies.
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, they must have a voluntary board.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Tammy Kitto at Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Inc., 518 Davidson Street, Watertown, NY 13601 (315) 782-4900 ext. 257 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is January 15, 2021 by 4:00 P.M.