published: Friday, December 07, 2012
Lake to disperse more than $130K in grant money
Lake County officials have been awarded $134,888 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs here.
Now they need to know how to spend it.
A local board made up of representatives from county government, United Way, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, advocates for the homeless, faith-based organizations and other community partners will determine how the funds should be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: Be a private voluntary nonprofit or unit of government; for private voluntary organizations, a voluntary board must be established; eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; and have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. The deadline for applications to be received is 5 p.m., Jan. 2, 2013.
Voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds may call Allison Thall at 352-742-6502 for an application. Organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can view the grant requirements and download applications at www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/community_services.
Applications are also available at the Lake County Community Services Department at 1300 S. Duncan Drive, Bldg. E in Tavares, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.