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Danville and Pittsylvania County have been awarded money under Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. 

The money received, $19,890 for Danville and $21,437 for Pittsylvania County, is to be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the city. 

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 USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.

The local board was charged to distribute fund appropriated by congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs around the country.

The local board, which is comprised of the same agencies as the national board, will determine how the funds awarded to the city of Danville and Pittsylvania 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 program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, be eligible to receive Federal funds, have an accounting system, have an EIN number, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver food and/or shelter programs, and if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter funds must access efspdanvilleapp@gmail.com and an application will be sent to you to complete via email.

If you have any questions, contact Major Ray Jackson at 434-792-3963. The deadline for applications to be received is Jan. 29.

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