FEMA grant to help homeless in Oklahoma


Friday, December 23rd 2005, 9:54 am
By: News On 6


DENTON, Texas (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding nearly $1.5-million to 44 counties and a state committee in Oklahoma to help the homeless.

FEMA will distribute the money to local boards to help nonprofit and government agencies provide food and shelter for the homeless.

The grants range from just under $23,000 for Okmulgee, Pittsburg and Washington counties to more than $353,000 for Oklahoma, McClain and Canadian Counties. Tulsa County will receive more than $258,000.

More than $98,000 will go to the Oklahoma Set-Aside Committee and counties that are not receiving funds from FEMA can apply for a grant from the committee.