Anderson County will receive $29,369 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, a press release said.
The money has been awarded under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
A local board consisting of representatives from the United Way of Anderson County and other local nonprofit and governmental agencies will determine how the funds will be awarded to emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in Anderson County.
Eligibility for funding requires agencies to be a voluntary nonprofit agency or a unit of government, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, and demonstrate the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs. They must have a voluntary board if they are a private voluntary organization.
Organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must obtain an application from Rick Morrow at United Way of Anderson County. Contact Morrow at (865) 483-8431 or [email protected]. The deadline for an application is Nov. 8.