Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
United Way of Southern Kentucky announced today that it is investing a total of $13,510 in Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net programs and services for its July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 funding period in Edmonson County. Nine local programs, provided through six service providers, will receive the allocated campaign dollars and donor designations.
In September of 2017, 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, 63 total Letters of Intent were submitted requesting $1,429,650 in funding. Upon review by the Letter of Intent Committee, 58 of those that were submitted were invited to complete the full application across the 10 county BRADD region.
In March 2018, Edmonson County specific 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 EDMONSON COUNTY, a total of $13,510 was allocated by volunteers led by Edmonson County Chair Craig Browning as follows:
Kindergarten Readiness: Edmonson County FRYSC Camp Kindergarten $5,000
Workforce Development: Edmonson County Adult Education $2,510
Access to Affordable Health Care:
Kentucky Legal Aid Barren River Long Term Care Ombudsman $1,500
Kentucky Legal Aid Benefits Counseling $400
Safe Home & Community:
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates $1,600
Hope Harbor Community Violence Education & Prevention $500
Kentucky Legal Aid Emergency Shelter & Crisis Aid to Protect & Empower (ESCAPE): $500
SAFETY NET: $1,500
Access to Basic Needs:
Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland BackPack Program $1,000
Kentucky Legal Aid Emergency Legal Assistance $500
As a result of last year’s funding in Edmonson County, United Way funded programs were able to share some of the following examples of outcomes during the Allocations process (a select few only listed below in addition to many others):