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Updated: 05/19/2017 08:30:01AM

Highlands County receives federal funds

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HIGHLANDS COUNTY — Highlands County has been chosen to receive $43,987 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by the national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

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