The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency have awarded Kershaw County with $25,761 under the emergency food and shelter national board program to supplement such programs in the county. Applications for the funds are being made available through the United Way of Kershaw County.
A local board will determine how the funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.
The application can be downloaded from the United Way’s website, www.uwkc.net.
Applications must be turned into the United Way of Kershaw County, 110 E. DeKalb St., in Camden, by noon Friday, July 15. Someone from the applying agency will be required to meet with the local board for approximately 15 minutes between 9 and 11 a.m. Thursday July 18.
Call Donny Supplee or Molly Kornegay at the United Way at (803) 432-0951 for more information.