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EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR KNOX COUNTY

Knox County, Illinois has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Knox County, Illinois has been chosen to receive $20,007 in Phase 39 and $61,836 in Phase ARPA to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives form American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in hi-need areas around the country.

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