Barron County has been awarded federal funds, made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Barron County will receive $14,053 under Phase 38 Funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A meeting of the Barron County Local Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program will be held at 10 a.m. on March 8 in the Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Ave., Barron.

The purpose of the meeting is to determine how these funds are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the county.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must:

• Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government;

• Be eligible to receive federal funds;

• Have an accounting system;

• Practice nondiscrimination;

• Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and;

• Have a voluntary board.

Qualifying agencies wishing to apply for funding must attend this meeting. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Social distancing and face masks are required. For more information or to request an application for funding, contact Jennifer Jako at 715-537-6225.

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