Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Congressman Bishop Announces Grant Awards

Dec 1, 2003
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. announced several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hunger and homelessness grant awards for the Second Congressional District totaling $295,066.

Recipient counties within the Second Congressional District include: Colquitt ($18, 486), Crisp ($11,250), Decatur ($13,008), Dougherty ($47,426), Early ($6,532), Grady ($8,105), Lowndes ($27,664), Mitchell ($10,288), Muscogee ($81,011), Sumter ($16,839), Terrell ($6,273), Thomas ($17,357), Tift ($14,840), Turner ($6,902), and Worth ($9,085).

The awards were granted under “Phase 22” of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFS), a Federal program administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (PL 100-77). The purpose of the grants is to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food and supportive services for homeless and hungry individuals.

Congressman Bishop called the Second District grant awards “an important benchmark in our work towards eradicating hunger and homelessness in our community.”