ATLANTA – North Carolina will receive $9.3 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness. The money allocated to North Carolina combines the EFSP’s annual funding with funds designated for food and shelter support under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Seventy-four of North Carolina counties received the Emergency Food funding; fortunately, all of the 5 counties that The County News serves were part of the funds distribution.
North Carolina jurisdictions will receive $3,750,088 for FY 2019 and $5,693,109 from the CARES Act. A local EFSP board is responsible for awarding the grant funds to local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, that can best address the identified needs of the community. More ↠
Appoints Banker Gregory Aikens to Advisory Board
CONCORD, NC - Mr. Gregory Bernard Aikens, an experienced senior estate banker, is the most recent appointee to the Barber-Scotia College President’s Advisory Board. His experience will assist in developing strategies that enhance the colleges financial position as a whole; and additionally offer a blue-print for the renovation of 3 historic buildings, i.e., Berry Hall, Grave Hall, and Percival Hall, which will be tastefully restored by the Hanson Company of Virginia.
Each property will have mixed use components slated to generate additional revenue. Grave Hall will have one and two bedroom apartments as well a multimedia educational conference center. More ↠
The social media giant said more than 200 news organizations would receive nearly $16 million in grants, which stem from $25 million in local news relief funding announced in March as part of Facebook’s $100 million global investment in the news.
The grants include $10.3 million awarded to 144 U.S local newsrooms as part of the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program.
The grants also include $5.4 million awarded to 59 North American newsrooms that participated in Facebook Local News Accelerator programs focused on subscriptions and memberships.
Facebook said the remaining funds would be used throughout 2020 to support projects focused on longer-term sustainability in local journalism.
That includes $2.5 million for Report for America, helping the group place 225 journalists in 160 local news More ↠
During an exclusive live broadcast, Clyburn told National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to impanel a committee after she recalled a similar body selected by President Harry S. Truman after World War II.
“Speaker Pelosi called me several weeks ago,