Bannock County has received 16 percent fewer dollars in federal emergency money this year, but with budget woes hanging over everyone’s head, the county is happy to have the funds.
The county will get $32,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.
Local service organizations can apply to get a piece of the pie through a grant process. The money will go to fund emergency shelter, food and rent or mortgage assistance in the area. United Way Executive Director Margaret Ganyo is thrilled to be able to give the funds out in this time of need.
“These are the little dollars that stretch a long way. So, last year we had about $39,000 that served about 9,200 people just in our county. So they make a big difference,” Ganyo said.
Applications must be received by Aug. 2 at the United Way Office at 275 South 5th Avenue, Suite 243 in Pocatello. For more information, call Ganyo at 208-232-1389.