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SAN DIEGO COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS

 SAN DIEGO COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS
 FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS
 SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego County has been chosen to receive $1,243,209 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. This is the eighth largest FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) program in the United States, and will include all 19 incorporated cities and the county.
 The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the FEMA. The board consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and the United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
 A local board made up of 22 members will determine how the funds awarded to San Diego County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the county. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.
 Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must:
 A. Be non-profit,
 B. Have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit,
 C. Practice non-discrimination,
 D. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and
 E. If they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.
 The San Diego County FEMA Board has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously to more than 50 local agencies. These agencies used FEMA funds to provide 750,000 meals and 100,000 nights of lodging during 1990. Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting Larry Johnson, associate director, planning and government relations, United Way of San Diego County. The mailing address is P.O. Box 23543, San Diego 92193. Agencies interested in the program should inquire by Jan. 9, 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Gene Louden of the United Way of San Diego County, 619-492-2134 or (home) 619-435-4931/ CO: United Way of San Diego ST: California IN: SU:


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