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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds Available

Tioga County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA under the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) National Board program.  Tioga County has been chosen to receive $17,679.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county through Phase 41.  A Local Board comprised of citizens from all areas of Tioga County will determine how the funds are to be distributed among applicants that provide emergency food and shelter programs in our area.

Eligible applicants must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds (UEI number), 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  

Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health at

( or by calling 570-723-0520 to request an application.

The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, April 18, 2024, by 4:00pm.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

It’s a good time for families to discuss the impact of drinking on pre-teens and teens. It’s important for your child to understand that alcohol changes how their brain develops, can land them in risky situations, and gets in the way of their goals.  What should you say? Have an open and honest discussion with your child that will help them to make healthy choices. Here are some tips to get you started:

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day - April 27th, 2024

The National Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Spread the word to your friends and family by sharing this post to promote the proper disposal of unused or expired medications, including in-person collection sites!  You never know who you could be helping.


Here is our list of Full Time Medication Collection Sites

listed on our website for Tioga County, PA

~Keep Tabs on the Road, Not Your Phone
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The campaign aims to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by distracted drivers.

Distracted driving is caused by a driver taking their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel or their mind off the task of driving. It includes texting while driving, eating, or drinking behind the wheel, other passengers, adjusting the music and more. It is important to note that even hands-free cell phone use is a distraction as the conversation or tasks distract the driver from their most important task, safe driving.

Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
Texting while driving is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Pennsylvania law prohibits a driver from reading, writing, or sending a text-based communication while driving.

Driving deserves and requires your full attention. To learn more about distracted driving or other traffic safety topics, please visit

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