Public or private voluntary agencies that are interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds are being reminded that the deadline to submit an application is this Friday, Feb. 5.
This comes soon after the CNMI was awarded $90,188 to allow it to support emergency relief efforts to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the Commonwealth. The federal funds are made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program national board program.
The NMI Local Board will determine how the funds awarded to the CNMI are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Previously, the CNMI local Board has distributed these funds to the Salvation Army, Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation, Karidat Social Services, Division of Youth Services, and the Saipan Mayor’s Office.
Those who want to help distribute these funds should contact John Hirsh at the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter at 234-3459 for an application.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits 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. (PR)