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Rural Homeless Shelters In Florida To Get $2 Million

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Homeless shelters across the state will receive more than $2 million dollars in federal grants.

The Department of Children and Families says the money will go to 25 emergency homeless shelters in rural areas.

The money will help fund 42 shelter sites, including 602 emergency beds and 436 transitional beds. Secretary David Wilkins estimated Wednesday the money could serve 5,639 individuals by the end of June. The grants also cover meals and shelter renovations.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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