The Burnett County local board Jurisdiction 911000 HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM. Burnett County has been chosen to receive $8010 for phase #38, The selection was made by a 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; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the 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-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of churches, Salvation Army, Organizations, etc. will determine how the funds awarded to Burnett County jurisdiction 911000 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: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Burnett County Jurisdiction 911000 has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with the assistance of other agencies participating.  These agencies were responsible for providing meals and nights of lodging and utility costs. Totaling $7816.00 in Phase #37 and $11143.00 in the CARES Act.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Josie Penberthy, local board chair at 26356 Lakeland Ave South, Webster WI 54893, Phone # 715-349-8155 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is February 2nd , 2021 at 9 a.m.


(Jan. 20)