Chautauqua County has been chosen to receive $49,447 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs throughout 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 from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ USA, The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities, and United Way of America. The local board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program was charged to distribute money appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
The local board will determine how the money awarded to Chautauqua County are to be distributed by local service agencies. The local board includes the American Red Cross, Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., Department of Social Services, Joint Neighborhood Project, Meals on Wheels, Office for the Aging, Pathstone, The Salvation Army's of Dunkirk and Jamestown, and the United Ways of Northern and Southern Chautauqua County.
Interested organizations should contact Tory Irgang, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County executive director, at 483-1561 for an application. Applications must be received by Friday, Dec. 14, to be considered.