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County to receive shelter stimulus funding

Decatur County has received $10,236 through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The purpose of the funding is to supplement and extend ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for individuals who are without shelter or facing an imminent threat of homelessness. A local board will meet in May to discuss need and the delivery of services in the local community. Organizations interested in applying for the funds must be private, voluntary non-profits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Any qualifying organization interested in applying for these funds should call Beverly Wise at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council at (229) 985-3610. Application deadline is May 15.