TN 41 (03-91)

SI 00830.625 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food Distribution and Shelter Programs

Citations:

Section 1612 of the Social Security Act

Social Security Act; P. L. 98-8, 97 Stat. 1328 (1983);

20 CFR 416.1102; 20 CFR 416.1103

A. Background

Through a national board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local boards, funds are provided to private nonprofit organizations and State and local governmental entities for the purpose of providing emergency food and shelter to needy individuals. The entity receiving these funds decides how they will be best used (e.g., to buy beds and blankets, to stock a soup kitchen or to pay an individual's rent). The Federal funds are not provided to meet ongoing basic needs.

B. Policy principle

Assistance involving FEMA funds is subject to the general rules pertaining to income and income exclusions. It is neither IBON (SI 00830.170) nor ABON (SI 00830.175).

C. Operating procedures

Determine the nature of the assistance and apply the appropriate operating instructions pertaining to income and income exclusions. Related sections include:

NOTE: Assistance involving FEMA funds is most often provided in kind by private nonprofit organizations and with State certification will qualify for exclusion as HEA/SMA (see SI 00830.605).


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SI 00830.625 - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food Distribution and Shelter Programs - 08/26/2014
Batch run: 08/26/2014
Rev:08/26/2014