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County Is Awarded Grant For Food And Shelter Program

WASHINGTON – Yalobusha County has been awarded $11,690 by the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) Program.

The money is part of $468,297 awarded to Mississippi’s First Congressional District, according to an announcement Tuesday by Congressman Travis Childers.

The EFS Program is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) “to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services” for the nation’s hungry, homeless, and people in economic crisis.

“This significant federal funding will provide much-needed relief to North Mississippi families struggling under today’s tough times,” said Congressman Childers. “I recently had the opportunity to visit local food pantries in the district. EFS awards will allow these food pantries to better serve more constituents, helping hard-working North Mississippians put food on the table and make ends meet.”

Additional jurisdictions in the First District may be selected at a later date by the EFS Program State Set-Aside Committee. EFS funds are used to help individuals and families with non-disaster, temporary emergency needs. Since its inception, the EFS Program has accounted for millions of additional meals and nights of shelter to the hungry and homeless most in need across the nation.

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