Ford County has been chosen to receive $4,327 in Phase 38 Set Aside Funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
These Federal funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, consisting 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 the following agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Ford County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas
The Salvation Army
Western Kansas Mexican American Ministries (Genesis Family Health)
The Manna House
The Crisis Center of Dodge City
Compass Behavioral Health, and
United Way of Dodge City
Under this phase of the program, the Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these and any additional funds made available.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:
Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government.
Be eligible to receive federal funds.
Have an accounting system.
Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
Have a voluntary board, if they are a private voluntary organization.
Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
Ford County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, The Salvation Army, Western Kansas Mexican American Ministries (Genesis Family Health), Friendship Feast, The Manna House, and The Crisis Center of Dodge City participating.
These agencies were responsible for providing meals and lodging for those in need, in addition to assistance with rent and energy bills with funding provided in the Emergency Food and Shelter Program’s last phase of funding.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds, contact Debbie Snapp at Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas by calling 620-227-1562 for an application.
A separate application must be completed for each phase.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansa is located at 906 Central Ave., Dodge City, Kans.
The deadline for applications to be received is Tuesday, July 6.