Kay County has been chosen to receive $22,815 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by the National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, 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 high-needed areas around Kay County.

A local board made up of the United Way, Peachtree Landing, Survivor Resource Network, Blackwell Associated Charities and American Red Cross will determine how the funds awarded to Kay County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be:

  1. Private voluntary nonprofits or units of government.
  2. Be eligible to receive Federal funds.
  3. Have an accounting system.
  4. Practice non-discrimination.
  5. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.
  6. If the agencies are private voluntary organizations, have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

If you would like to apply, contact Tara Tyler, PO Box 85 Ponca City, OK 74601 or call 580-762-2873 for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is July 19, 2019.