County gets grant for crisis food, shelter |

County gets grant for crisis food, shelter

Nevada County has been awarded a $24,953 grant to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs.

The money comes from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board, which distributes funds appropriated by Congress to help expand food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A local board – made up of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Way of Nevada County, Food Bank of Nevada County, Nevada County Housing Development Corp., Grass Valley and Nevada County – will determine how the funds are to be distributed among area emergency food and shelter programs.

In 2001, these agencies provided 18,354 meals and 788 nights of lodging with funds received through the board.

Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can contact Marilyn Tilford at 477-7611 for an application.

The deadline for applications is March 20.

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