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Congressional Advisory

 

FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Funding for Mississippi

 

Mississippi will receive $3.6 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The money allocated to Mississippi combines the EFSP’s annual funding with funds designated for food and shelter support under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Mississippi jurisdictions will receive $135,189 for FY 2019 and $2,214,864 from the CARES Act. A local EFSP board is responsible for awarding the grant funds to local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, that can best address the identified needs of the community.

“This funding supports local organizations helping Mississippi’s hungry and homeless during the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters,” said FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech. “It can supplement programs offering meals, groceries or food boxes, residential shelters, rent payments or utilities.

With the FY 2019 and CARES Act funding, and the FY 2020 funding of $125 million that will be allocated to jurisdictions later this year, the total aid disbursed in the EFSP’s 38-year history will be more than $5 billion.

 

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

 

Mississippi

Jurisdictions

FY2019 Allocation

FY2020 Care Allocation

Hattiesburg/Forrest, Lamar Counties

$62,107

$88,547

Jackson/Hinds, Madison, Rankin Counties

$164,483

$234,506

Adams County

$16,384

$23,358

Alcorn County

$15,945

$22,733

Amite County

$6,478

$9,236

Attala County

$9,174

$13,079

Bolivar County

$18,432

$26,278

Calhoun County

$6,520

$9,296

Chickasaw County

$8,066

$11,500

Claiborne County

$6,729

$9,594

Clarke County

$7,878

$11,232

Clay County

$12,497

$17,817

Coahoma County

$13,374

$19,068

Copiah County

$15,004

$21,392

Covington County

$8,359

$11,917

De Soto County

$82,022

$116,940

George County

$13,521

$19,277

Greene County

$7,189

$10,249

Grenada County

$10,052

$14,331

Hancock County

$21,503

$30,658

Harrison County

$91,865

$130,973

Holmes County

$11,995

$17,102

Itawamba County

$10,449

$14,897

Jackson County

$72,054

$102,729

Jasper County

$9,090

$12,960

Jefferson County

$6,583

$9,385

Jones County

$29,047

$41,413

Lafayette County

$26,561

$37,868

Lauderdale County

$34,606

$49,338

Lawrence County

$6,416

$9,147

Leake County

$9,153

$13,050

Lee County

$37,574

$53,569

Leflore County

$15,527

$22,137

Lincoln County

$17,094

$24,371

Lowndes County

$28,191

$40,192

Marion County

$11,452

$16,327

Marshall County

$17,303

$24,669

Monroe County

$17,825

$25,414

Neshoba County

$12,831

$18,293

Newton County

$10,010

$14,271

Oktibbeha County

$26,686

$38,047

Panola County

$17,010

$24,252

Pearl River County

$25,223

$35,961

Pike County

$19,435

$27,708

Pontotoc County

$13,353

$19,038

Prentiss County

$11,661

$16,625

Rankin County

$62,086

$88,517

Scott County

$12,037

$17,161

Simpson County

$11,598

$16,536

Smith County

$7,398

$10,547

Stone County

$8,902

$12,692

Sunflower County

$14,461

$20,617

Tallahatchie County

$6,436

$9,176

Tate County

$14,357

$20,468

Tippah County

$9,884

$14,092

Tishomingo County

$9,571

$13,646

Union County

$12,497

$17,817

Walthall County

$7,481

$10,666

Warren County

$24,659

$35,157

Washington County

$26,686

$38,047

Wayne County

$9,738

$13,884

Winston County

$9,278

$13,228

Yazoo County

$12,246

$17,459

State Set-Aside Committee, MS

$41,163

$284,410

MISSISSIPPI Total

$1,395,189

$2,214,864

 

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