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Nevada to receive more than $2M for emergency food and shelter program

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Posted at 1:35 PM, May 05, 2020

Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) announced that Nevada would receive $2,463,966 for the Emergency Food and Shelter program coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with the needs of Nevadans in the coronavirus pandemic.

Horsford voted to authorize these funds in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local social service organizations providing emergency assistance to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, hunger or homelessness.

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In total, FEMA awarded $200 million in supplemental funding nationwide to the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

These funds can be utilized for a broad range of services, including mass shelter, mass feeding, food pantries and food banks, utility bill and rent/mortgage payments to prevent evictions or foreclosures and transition assistance from shelters to stable living conditions.

The funding will be distributed in early June.