Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. has been chosen to receive a grant award of $14,155 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. has been chosen to receive a grant award of $14,155 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Emergency Food & Shelter Program to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services for homeless and hungry individuals and families in Goodhue, Rice, and Wabasha Counties.  A local board comprised of representatives from the tri-county area will make recommendations to determine how the funds will be sub-granted and distributed among area service providers who have submitted a request. 

Requests must be submitted in writing outlining a summary of the program to be funded, specifically how the funds would be used, and the specific dollar amount requested.  Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local government or private voluntary organizations requesting funds must : 1) have IRS non-profit status, 2) have a DUNS number,  3) have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, 4) demonstrate a practice of non-discrimination, 5) demonstrate capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private, voluntary organization, they should have a voluntary board.   Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.   ALL applications must be accompanied by a copy of the IRS non-profit/charitable determination, a roster of the board of directors, and a copy of the non-discrimination policy, and copies of the annual audit and A-133 audit if the agency receives over $500,000 in combined Federal Funds.  Contact Colleen Hansen, Family Advocacy Services Director, 1414 North Star Dr. Zumbrota, MN 55992 or by phone at 507-732-8511 to request further information.  Requests must be received no later than Wednesday January 9th.