GPHA Special Meeting

Great Plains Housing Authority will have a special board meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:00 AM via Zoom to finalize the FY2022 budget and new program details.

Zoom.us / meeting ID 988 4632 9204 / Passcode 354875

Summer Meals for All Youth & Teens – Jamestown

FREE Summer Meals for Youth & Teens…

Kids can get help this summer when lunches are not available at various locations in the Jamestown area. FREE meals are available for kids and teens age 18 and younger. Stutsman County Extension Office (northside of building) will be a Curbside Pickup for Summer Meals — starting June 1. Due to current restrictions, meals will not be consumed on site and parents/guardians are able to pick up meals for their child.

Attached is a menu of the meals, please note this will be changing as distribution of other meal options arrives from the manufacturers. I will be posting that information on the Stutsman County Facebook page when that occurs. Pre-ordering is only available at the Stutsman County Extension site. There is also a menu video on the Stutsman County Extension Facebook page to view. www.ag.ndsu.edu/stutsmancountyextension

GPHA bylaw changes

Great Plains Housing Authority is proposing some bylaw changes that governing its board. The GPHA board will vote on these changes on July 20, 2021. Proposed changes include name corrections, grammar changes, and adding language regarding board of commissioners directly from North Dakota Century Code and HUD contracts.

Summer Youth Meals to be offered

From: CSI News Now – Summer Youth Meals to be offered (csinewsnow.com)

Jamestown    – Great Plains Food Bank has announced that The Youth Summer Meals Program will be offered again in Jamestown and in Enderlin starting June 1. The program allows children to continue to receive a quality lunch when school is off for the summer.

Food will be provided in parks and at the Two Rivers Activity Center in Jamestown and at a church in Enderlin.

In Jamestown, meals will be provided:

Two Rivers Activity Center: 11:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Saturday, June 1-Aug. 18

Nickeus, Leapalt and Meidinger parks: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, June 7-Aug. 6 (no meal on July 5)

Hansen Arts Park: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 1-Aug. 14

Stutsman County Extension Office: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (no meal July 5), June 1-Aug. 27

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department summer parks program is available for children ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting in June.

Parents interested in the parks program need to fill out a participation waiver, available on the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department’s website at https://jamestownparksandrec.com/

FCC Announces Emergency Broadband Benefit Start Date

This morning, the FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

In announcing the official launch date, Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel stated: 

“Families in every corner of the country have been struggling to get online throughout this pandemic. For those families, we now say help is around the corner. In less than two weeks, we will have a new way for disconnected Americans to access the internet to carry out their day-to-day life, so they can reach the virtual classroom, take advantage of telehealth, and seek new employment opportunities.” 

Beginning on May 12 households can apply in three ways: 

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.  
  • Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center 

P.O. Box 7081  

London, KY 40742 

Materials that partners can use to help promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit to the communities they serve will be available soon on www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit.

Earlier this week the FCC hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the benefit, eligibility criteria, how to apply, and the FCC’s partner toolkit materials. If you missed the event live, a recording can be viewed online

Thank you for all your hard work and continued efforts to ensure that every eligible consumer knows about the program and how to sign up.