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WCAP to convene Local Board to distribute EFSP funds

Agencies invited to apply for funding
Sep 03, 2020

Belfast — Waldo Community Action Partners announced that it will reconvene the Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), which anticipates having federal funds to distribute for Waldo County. Public and private agencies are encouraged to apply for funding.

The funds will be made available through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation, was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people.

The Phase 37 Local Board, headed by WCAP, is charged with distributing available funds. A Local Board will convene and determine how the funds will be awarded and distributed in Waldo County 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 all phases of the program. The amount of funding available will be announced later.

Public or private agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact WCAP for an application. The application will be posted at early this month. WCAP is located at 9 Field St., P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915.

For more information on this program, call Dorothy Havey at 338-6809, ext 216.


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