FEMA awards $250,000 to South Dakota for people in need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that $250,000 has been awarded to South Dakota to supplement food, shelter and assistance for people in need.

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The funding comes from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The money will be given to private and public agencies to deliver supplies and services to people across the state.

Officials at Feeding South Dakota said the money will go a long ways in helping those in need.

"Those funds actually go to other non-profits across the state, and they go to organizations that are providing rental assistance, so some sort of shelter or even mortgage assistance. It could go to utilities assistance or it could be going for food assistance," Feeding South Dakota Development Director Kerri Degraff said.

Agencies that want to request funding must submit an application by November 17. Agencies interested in applying for funding can contact Matt Gassen, the State Set-Aside Committee Chair, at 605-335-0364 ext 101 for information on where to apply.