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Iowa getting money for Emergency Food and Shelter Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- Iowa is getting more than $1 million from FEMA to fund the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

The money will be used to supplement food, shelter, rent, mortgage and utility assistance for those with non-disaster related emergencies.

Funds for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program were first authorized by Congress in 1983 and are appropriated every year under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Here is how the $1,153,346 will be divided between Iowa counties:

Appanoose County - $7,002

Black Hawk County - $58,925

Cass County - $6,765

Clinton County - $26,673

Crawford County - $5,771

Davis County - $4,792

Des Moines County - $22,460

Johnson County - $44,728

Marshall County - $20,161

Page County - $8,857

Polk County - $190,778

Scott County - $80,851

Story County - $28,661

Union County - $5,949

Wapello County - $21,570

Webster County - $18,855

Woodbury County - $41,019

State Set-Aside Committee - $559,529

Iowa Total - $1,153,346

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