Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has recently been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, with Hall County receiving $70,350.
The money will go to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
A local board made up of those representing local agencies and churches will determine how the funds will be distributed in Hall. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, have an accounting system, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for the funds must submit a request to Brenda Dalin, Ninth District Opportunity Inc., P.O. Drawer L, Gainesville, GA 30501. The deadline to submit a request is Oct. 5.