ESFP Funds Awarded To Cocke County
Cocke County received some good news Monday from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. Cocke County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Those funds are to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The county will receive funds in the amount of $15,926. Cocke County was one of the counties selected to receive funds by a national board that contains representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities, and the United Way. A local board comprised from those agencies will decide how the funds awarded to Cocke County will be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local organizations in the county.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board 6) have a UEI (unique entity identifier). Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must pick up an application at the Cocke County Mayor’s Office, Courthouse Annex, 360 East Main Street, Suite 146, Newport, Tennessee 37821; 423- 623-8791. You may email your application to Joanie Stokely, firstname.lastname@example.org, or return the application to the above address.
The deadline for local agencies to submit an application to receive some of those funds is March 1st at 4pm.