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FEMA Announce Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Funding for South Carolina

Release Date Release Number
R4 COVID-19 NR 014
Release Date:
May 12, 2020

ATLANTA – South Carolina will receive $3.5 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness.  The money allocated to South Carolina combines the EFSP’s annual funding with funds designated for food and shelter support under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

South Carolina jurisdictions will receive $1,290,948 for FY 2019 and $2,270,416 from the CARES Act. A local EFSP board is responsible for awarding the grant funds to local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, that can best address the identified needs of the community.

“This funding supports local organizations helping South Carolina’s hungry and homeless during the coronavirus pandemic and other disasters,” said FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech. “It can supplement programs offering meals, groceries or food boxes, residential shelters, rent payments or utilities.

With the FY 2019 and CARES Act funding, and the FY 2020 funding of $125 million that will be allocated to jurisdictions later this year, the total aid disbursed in the EFSP’s 38-year history will be more than $5 billion.

Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ProgramSouth Carolina


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Cherokee County



Chester County



Chesterfield County



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Colleton County



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Dorchester County



Fairfield County



Florence County



Georgetown County



Greenwood County



Horry County



Jasper County



Kershaw County



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Laurens County



Lexington County



Marion County



Marlboro County



Newberry County



Oconee County



Orangeburg County



Pickens County



Richland County



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Union County



Williamsburg County



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Last updated March 18, 2021