TILLAMOOK COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER
PROGRAM FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF
Tillamook County has been chosen to receive $6,907 to supplement emergency food and shelter
programs in the county.
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 representatives of the national agencies and other appropriate local
agencies will determine how the funds awarded to Tillamook County 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.
Tillamook County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with CARE,
Tillamook County Women's Resource Center, North County Food Bank, Food Roots, Salvation
Army, Tillamook Food Bank, Meals for Seniors, St. Alban’s Monday Night Supper, Helping Hands
and the Tillamook Regional Food Bank participating.
Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter
Program funds must contact Valerie Bundy at 503-842-9486 or pick up an application package at
the Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center office at 1902 2nd Street, Tillamook. The
deadline for applications to be received back at TCWRC is 3pm August 8, 2019.