Cobb residents in need should benefit from a federal grant of $342,651 that will be distributed through 18 organizations from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2019. AJC file photo

Cobb receives $342,651 federal grant for needy

A federal grant of $342,651 has been awarded to Cobb County by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Cobb residents in need.

“This funding is for local organizations to provide emergency food and shelter services for homeless persons and other residents in need,” according to Managing Director Kimberly Roberts of the Cobb County Community Development Block Grant Program Office.

Of the $342,651, two percent - or $6,853 - will be used to provide administrative oversight of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

The rest will go to 18 organizations (some duplicates) to help Cobb residents from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2019:

  • Rental/mortgage assistance will be distributed through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Kidz2Leaders, Latin American Association, Providence Community Baptist Church, The Center for Family Resources, The Salvation Army, Traveler’s Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Zion Baptist Church of Marietta and Zion Keepers.
  • Shelter funding will be provided to Forever Free Outreach Ministries, MUST Ministries, The Extension and Turner Hill Community Development Corp.
  • Food assistance will be distributed by Family Life Restoration Center, Food Security for America, MUST Ministries, Open Hand, The Center for Family Resources, liveSAFE Resources, Sweetwater Mission and Zion Keepers.
  • Utility assistance will be given by Kidz2Leaders, Providence Community Baptist Church and Zion Keepers.

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