Centre County will receive $47,288 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to a Centre County United Way news release Wednesday.
The grant was made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
The local board, which includes representatives from Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Centre County United Way, will distribute the money to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas.
Local agencies must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and — if they are a private voluntary organization — have a voluntary board.
Public or private voluntary agencies that meet funding requirements and are interested in applying for the funding must contact Tammy Gentzel with the Centre County United Way at 238-8283 for an application. Applications must be received by Nov. 6.