Sunday, March 2, 2008

Chambliss, Isakson Announce Funding for Emergency Food and Shelter Program

U.S. Senators Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $4,335,431 to Georgia as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which provides supplemental funding to shelters, soup kitchens and food banks. One-month awards for rent, mortgage and utility assistance are also available through the program to help individuals and families with non-disaster, temporary emergency needs.

“Countless Georgians in communities across our state work each day to help our fellow citizens have access to food, shelter, and other critical services during times of need, and it is important that we continue to support these local organizations,” said Chambliss.

“These vital funds aid local communities by helping those who need it most,” Isakson said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in support of the programs that mean so much to so many Georgia communities.”

Additional jurisdictions in Georgia may be selected at a later date by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program State Set-Aside Committee.

Funding for jurisdictions in Georgia is listed below:

Atlanta/DeKalb, Fulton Counties

Macon/Bibb, Jones Counties

Appling County

Baldwin County

Banks County

Ben Hill County

Berrien County

Brantley County

Brooks County

Bryan County

Bulloch County

Burke County

Butts County

Carroll County

Chatham County

Chattooga County

Clarke County

Cobb County

Coffee County

Colquitt County

Cook County

Crawford County

Crisp County

Decatur County

Dodge County

Dougherty County

Douglas County

Elbert County

Emanuel County

Fannin County

Floyd County

Franklin County

Gilmer County

Glynn County

Grady County

Greene County

Gwinnett County

Habersham County

Hall County

Haralson County

Hart County

Houston County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jeff Davis County

Jefferson County

Lamar County

Laurens County

Liberty County

Lowndes County

Lumpkin County

McDuffie County

Macon County

Madison County

Meriwether County

Mitchell County

Murray County

Muscogee County

Peach County

Pierce County

Polk County

Putnam County

Rabun County

Richmond County

Screven County

Spalding County

Stephens County

Sumter County

Tattnall County

Telfair County

Thomas County

Tift County

Toombs County

Troup County

Turner County

Union County

Upson County

Walker County

Ware County

Washington County

Wayne County

Whitfield County

Wilkes County

Worth County

State Set-Aside Committee, GA

Georgia Total

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