Funding Available to Help Provide Families with Food and Shelter

Mille Lacs County has been awarded $4,555 emergency funding for food and shelter from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board State Set-Aside funds.  The local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program consists in part with members from the  Central Mille Lacs United Way, the Mille Lacs County Salvation Army, the Milaca Ministerial Association, Pearl Crisis Center, Volunteers of America, the American Red Cross, the three food pantries in the county as well as Lakes and Pines C.A.C.   This board will determine which agencies will receive this funding.

Under the terms of this grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government; 2) have an accounting system; 3) practice non-discrimination; 4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply by contacting Judy Pearson, Local Board Chair, for an application.   Contact can be made by email at  HYPERLINK “mailto:jpearsonpcc@gmail.com” jpearsonpcc@gmail.com, OR by telephone at 320-982-2901 OR by mail at PO Box 42, Milaca MN 56353.  Applications must be postmarked by January 24, 2013 to be considered for this grant.

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