FEMA gives county $150K to feed, house homeless

      EUGENE, Ore. - The Lane County Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been given $152,738 to serve Lane County's homeless population.

      The money was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

      Starting Friday, established non-profits can apply for grants. The application process will last through November 22. Allocations will depend on an agency's needs.

      The funding is meant to supplement food and emergency shelter programs throughout Lane County.

      These services are even more important as temperatures drop.

      "We have emergency situations this time of year. We have people who need food. We have people who are running short on bills. We have people who are on the verge of homelessness. These grants help the entities that help those people," said Jason Davis of Lane County Health and Human Services.

      Eligible agencies must be a private, voluntary non-profit or unit of government, eligible for Federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and have a Board of Directions.

      To apply, contact Diane Alldredge at or 541-682-3798 for the application.