UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN KENTUCKY ANNOUNCES OVER $14,000 IN INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY NET PROGRAMS IN EDMONSON COUNTY
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
On Tuesday July 2nd, United Way of Southern Kentucky announced that it's investing a total of $14,400 in Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net programs and services for its July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 funding period in Edmonson County. Ten local programs provided through seven different service providers will receive the allocated campaign dollars and donor designations.
To receive funding from United Way of Southern Kentucky, programs had to align with the four areas deemed most important by a community research project conducted by United Way that began in 2012 which included nearly 5,000 surveys, 55 Community Conversations, and large amounts of secondary data.
In September of 2018, organizations with programs impacting UWSK’s strategic imperatives in each of the defined Community Impact issue areas (Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net) were asked to submit a Letter of Intent indicating their desire to complete a full application request for funding. Across the region, 83 total Letters of Intent were submitted requesting $1,596,096 in funding. Upon review by the Letter of Intent Committee, 72 of those that were submitted were invited to complete the full application across the 10 county BRADD region.
In March 2019, specific Edmonson County programs who had the opportunity to complete the full application moved forward to a full review and visit with the Allocations Committee. With the full review by the Allocations Committee and recommendation to and approval by the UWSK Board of Directors complete, funding will now be awarded to the programs selected.
In total, $1,036,831 will be invested across the 10 county BRADD region as part of the 2019/20 funding cycle to 58 total programs through 37 services providers.
In Edmonson County, $14,400 were allocated by volunteers led by Edmonson County Chair Craig Browning as follows:
Access to Affordable Health Care:
Access to Basic Needs: