County gets FEMA, state funds for food and shelter programs

Livingston County has been awarded Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Livingston County has been allocated $21,951 from the Phase 37 Michigan Set-Aside funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The county has also been awarded $38,454 from the CARES Funding. This is a total of $60,405 available to assist with the emergency food and shelter needs of our community.

The allocation was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The Local Livingston County Board is charged to distribute funds, appropriated by Congress, to help ensure the capacity of the food and shelter programs is able to adequately meet the needs of the community.  These funds can also be used to support eviction diversion and transitioning of individuals from homeless shelters to stable housing.

The Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to Livingston County are to be distributed among the programs run by local service organizations in the area.

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) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency shelter and/or food programs, 5) if they are a private, voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board, and 6) not be debarred or suspended from receiving federal funds. There are a number of responsibilities that are outlined more clearly in the EFSP Manual and addendums found at these links:

Phase 35 Manual:  https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/PDFs/EFSPManual/Phase_35_Manual.pdf

Phase 36 Addendum – https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/PDFs/AddendumtoProgramManual/AddendumP36Manual.pdf

Phase 37 and CARES Addendum – https://www.liveunitedhc.org/images/AddendumP37Manual.pdf

For more information, contact Anne Rennie at (810) 494-3000

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