OCAP receives $14K food grant

Published 1:17 am Saturday, August 27, 2011

Covington County has been awarded more than $14,000 in federal funds under the emergency food and shelter national board program.

Elizabeth Seay, director of the Organized Community Action Program (OCAP), said the $14,025 award will be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county; however, only local agencies and non-profits must apply.

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

• be a private, voluntary non-profit or unit of government;

• have an accounting system and practice nondiscrimination; and

• have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs.

Qualifying agencies – both public and private – are urged to apply by contacting Elizabeth Seay, P.O. Box 1702, Andalusia, AL 36420, or call 334-428-2660 for an application.

The deadline for applications to be received is Fri., Sept. 2.