Kanabec County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for Phase 36.

Kanabec County has been chosen to receive $11,264 for Phase 37 and $16,059 in CARES money to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Kanabec County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.  

Under 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 are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for emergency food and shelter program funds must contact Kathy Wills, local board chair, Family Pathways, 6413 Oak St, North Branch, 651-674-8040 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday, Sept. 18 at 4:00 p.m.

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