Funding for rainy days

Grant money available for local emergency food and shelter programs

Butte and Glenn counties recently were awarded $124,196 and $19,673, respectively, in federal grant funding to expand the capacity of emergency food and shelter programs.

According to a press release from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency grants were distributed to high-need areas of the country by the national Emergency Food and Shelter Program. A local board will determine how the funding is distributed to social service agencies.

Qualifying volunteer groups are encouraged to contact Anastacia Snyder of Catalyst at 343-7711. The deadline to apply is Aug. 25.