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Watauga awarded $21,383 in aid for supportive services

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Article Published: Oct. 24, 2013 | Modified: Nov. 2, 2013

Watauga County has been awarded $21,383 through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Program, a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for those who are hungry, homeless or in economic crisis.

Local service agencies in Watauga County may apply for a portion of the funding with a letter of request to Linda Slade, High Country United Way, P.O. Box 247, Boone, N.C. 28607.

To apply under the terms of the grant from the national board, a local agencies 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 or shelter programs; and (5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.

Letters of request to apply for funding should address the above points and must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Slade at High Country United Way at (828) 265-2111.

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