FEMA funds for food, shelter

Emergency food and shelter agencies encouraged to apply for money

Local agencies that provide emergency food and shelter are eligible to receive a share of $121,810 recently appropriated for such services in Butte County.

The decision to dedicate the funds to Butte County was made by a national board composed of several humanitarian groups and chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a press release from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.

Neighboring Glenn County was chosen to receive $18,055.

A board made up of local social-service organizations will determine how the funds are distributed. Government agencies or recognized nonprofits that have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs are urged to contact Anastacia Snyder at 343-7711; the deadline to apply is Nov. 22.