Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally-funded program that provides direct assistance and case management to encourage and maintain self-sufficiency. These services include Employment and Housing, General Emergency Assistance, and Youth Employment. Click here for more information.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that provides emergency and non-emergency household energy assistance.
Project Share is a non-federal program which consists of subscriber and corporate assistance from Santee Electric Cooperative, Progress Energy and SCE&G. The funds are used to supplement LIHEAP.
Head Start is a federally-funded comprehensive child development program for 3 and 4 year old children. Besides the learning activities, the program ensures that children receive needed medical services, including age-appropriate screening and immunizations, dental check-ups, and nutrition and social services. A family service plan is developed to help improve the ability of the family to meet their needs. Parent involvement is a key element of Head Start. Click here for more information.
Early Head Start. The reauthorization of the Head Start Act in 1994 made it possible to establish Early Head Start as a program to serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program is the single largest Federal resource available for local sponsors who want to combine a feeding program with a summer activity program. Children in your community do not need to go hungry this summer. During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. But those programs end when school ends for the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap. Click here for more information.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally-funded program that provides assistance with reducing household energy consumption by applying energy conservation measures. Click here for more information.
Note: Each agency program has household income, documentation and other requirements including proof of county residency that must be met.