Thursday, December 14, 2006

FEMA releases $5.8 million to help Florida's homeless

By Miami Herald staff

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal funds totaling $5,816,077 have been awarded to the state of Florida to help prevent homelessness and feed and shelter the hungry and homeless.

Congress made the funding available -- including $936,055 for Miami-Dade County and $660,294 for Broward -- for the National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to support social service agencies in more than 2,500 cities and counties across the country.

EFS grant funds are used to supplement food, shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance programs for people with nondisaster-related emergencies.

''The continued success of the EFS program affirms the willingness of the American people and the federal government to answer the call when others are in need,'' Region IV Director Major P. May said in a news release. ``This comprehensive program would not be a reality without the service provided by those working throughout our region's communities.''

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