Barron County Local Board to hold meeting for Emergency Food and Shelter Program to allocate funds

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Barron County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.  
Barron County will receive $14,053 under Phase 38 Funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A meeting of the Barron County Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the Barron County Government Center Auditorium, 335 East Monroe Avenue, Barron, Wisconsin. The purpose of the meeting is to determine how these funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the county.  
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, 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 (including Barron County food pantries, local governmental or private voluntary organizations) wishing to apply for funding must attend this meeting. Do not attend this meeting if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone with: shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, nasal congestion, sore throat, achiness, loss of sense of taste or smell. Proper social distancing will occur at the in-person meeting. Face masks required.
Please contact Local Board Chair Jennifer Jako at 715-537-6225 if you have questions or to request an Application for Funding to be submitted at the meeting.



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