St. Charles Parish nets grant to help needy families
"This is the 25th award the parish has received since 1984, bringing over $586,560 of direct assistance to needy parish residents," Vial said.
The grant was made possible by a national board made up of voluntary organizations and chaired by FEMA which distributes $151 million of Congress-appropriated money to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
Vial said the emergency food and shelter board advertises for applicants of the grants, awarding who they feel meet the right criteria. The money is eventually used to help needy citizens buy groceries, pay utilizes or pay rent to help from being evicted, Vial said.
The two main groups who normally qualify and help distribute the grant are the St. Charles Social Concerns on the west bank of St. Charles Parish and the Department of Community Services located on the east bank
The local board will determine how the funds are awarded to local service organizations on April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Courthouse in Hahnville. Agencies must be nonprofit to be eligible for the grant and must also have an accounting system, be non-discriminatory and have the ability to run programs through a voluntary board.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
By Kristen Higdon
A $100,000 grant from Shell-Motiva’s Norco Economic Development Foundation (NEDF)...
By Lori Lyons
In his first season as Hahnville’s head softball...
A multi-million-dollar expansion planned at Quixote Studios in St. Rose is on hold...
“It’s not fair. She was 24 and her husband was 22. I wish it was me first,” said...
When friends reported that a burning vehicle found in New Orleans East looked like...
Rooster Comb Barber Shop is an Old Fashioned Barber Shop with highly skilled barbers that were taught by Head Rooster himself (Alvin Boe). Family owned and operated, three generations strong! Walk ins welcomed.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reviewed by Michael Duvoisin - 2718 views
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a fiction book, was written by J.K. Rowling. This is the final book in a seven part series, which is set in the present and takes place in the United Kingdom. However, most scenes take place at the school of Hogwarts.