SOCIAL SERVICES GRANT Federal Funding Announced To Help Hungry And Homeless In WV
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 24, 2012 9:23 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Social service agencies have been awarded a more than $541,000 in federal funding to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout West Virginia.
The grant, announced by U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is provided by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a news release from Rockefeller’s office.
“This funding will help organizations across the state serve their communities and meet the needs of their neighbors,” Rockefeller said in the release. “Their worthy and generous work helps to relieve people of hunger and lift West Virginians out of poverty.”
Funding amounts for counties include Cabell and Wayne counties, $43,648; Boone County, $6,621; Logan County, $10,768; Kanawha County, $59,849; and Clay County, $3,573.