Thursday, March 25, 2010

Putnam Gets Emergency Food And Shelter Grant

A federal grant has been awarded to Putnam County for emergency food and shelter programs. The $46,000 grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be used to supplement some of the programs already in place in the county. Charles McCaskey, director of the local FEMA program board, says the grant monies are intended for agencies, not individuals. A local board will be formed to help determine how the funds awarded to Putnam County will be distributed among those agencies that offer emergency food and shelter programs. Agencies interested in applying for the funding should contact McCaskey by calling 526-6585. The deadline for applications to be received is April 1.