Nick McWilliams reporting – A total of $41,572 has been awarded to the county through federal appropriations. 

Congress distributes the money through the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, which can be used by area non-profits which directly benefit those in need with housing or nourishment. 

The local board will meet to review applications to distribute funds appropriately. 

Board members include the American Red Cross, HARCATUS, United Way of Tuscarawas County, OSU Extension Services and a host of others.

The submission deadline is January 19th, with a presentation required in order to be considered for funding.

A full list of guidelines and information can be found at

Any organizations wishing to send an application can do so by emailing Chairperson Louise Worsham at (330)343-6012, or emailing

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