Darren Doyle, story:
United Way of Southern Kentucky announced in a press release last week that it is investing a total of $11,421 in Education, Health, and Safety Net programs and services for its July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 funding period in Edmonson County. According to the release, nine local programs through six service providers will receive the allocated campaign dollars and donor designations.
In Edmonson County, $11,421 was allocated by volunteers led by Edmonson County Chair Craig Browning as follows:
In March 2020, Edmonson County specific programs who had the opportunity to complete the full application process moved forward to a full review with the Allocations Committee. With the full review by the Allocations Committee and recommendation to and approval by the UWSK Board of Directors complete, the press release said that funding is now being awarded to the programs selected.
According to UWSK, allocation dollars were determined based on the work of 108 volunteers working specifically in their home counties of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren. In total, these volunteers invested approximately 800 hours in the process which began with training sessions for all volunteers. This time generated an impact of $19,336 in service to our community (based on National Rate of Volunteer Time: $24.17 per hour). Volunteers reviewed programs, finances, governance, and outcomes to develop the recommendations for program investments.
In total, $878,203 will be invested across the 10 county BRADD region as part of the 2020/21 funding cycle to 118 total programs through 46 service providers, UWSK said.