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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

April 9, 2009: Rep. Ryan Announces $452,784 in Homeland Security Grants to 17th District Counties

April 9, 2009
Press Release
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Money to Provide Emergency Food and Shelter from FEMA


Washington, DC ­­– Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) announced that counties within the 17th Congressional District would receive $452,784 in stimulus money as part of a grant to provide emergency food and shelter to residents. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) is a Federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EFSP is charged with augmenting local programs to provide food and shelter to hungry, homeless and people experiencing economic crisis.


“Many families in our community are dealing with foreclosure on their homes as well as losing their jobs and their confidence. We need to make sure that our food banks and homeless shelters are prepared to deal with the increased strain that is being put on them by these tough economic times,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “In Washington we are taking a holistic approach to all the causes and symptoms of our current economic crisis. Shoring up our communities’ support system while tackling the deep regulatory failures of the previous administration makes sense.”


The county allocations under the grant can be found below.


Trumbull County:             $91,918

Mahoning County:          $96,838

Portage County:               $63,680

Summit County:               $200,348