Board announces food, shelter awards


MADISON COUNTY — A local board recently awarded funds to several local agencies, including a Pendleton church, from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

Madison County’s local board learned in May that it had $108,226 eligible to distribute for Phase 37 and Phase CARES funding. It invited 501(c)3 agencies to apply for part of this funding.

For funding requests to be eligible, they had to be for expansions of existing programs that currently provide emergency shelter or food to people in need. Local agencies submitted eligible requests totaling $197,692.

United Way of Madison County is the local fiscal agent for the program and local board convener.

Local board members are representatives of constituencies and organizations, as required by the national EFSP program, including a Catholic organization, a local ministerial association, a government agency, a homeless advocate, United Way, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.

The Phase 37 and Phase CARES funded agencies are as follows:


Alternatives Inc., Anderson $8,000

Meal sites

The Christian Center, Anderson $23,262

Pendleton Christian Church, Pendleton $1,000

Food pantry

Elwood Ministerial Association, Elwood $3,000

Helping Hands, Anderson $8,000

Operation Love Ministries, Anderson $9,000

Park Place Church of God, Anderson $10,000

The Salvation Army, Anderson $8,000

Rent assistance

Operation Love Ministries, Anderson $9,800

The Salvation Army, Anderson $20,000

St. Vincent DePaul, Anderson $6,000

Fiscal administration

United Way of Madison County, Anderson $2,164