Nearly $7,000 Allocated For School Programs
Darren Doyle, story:
United Way of Southern Kentucky announced Monday that it is investing a total of $11,517 in Education, Health, and Safety Net programs and services for its July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 funding period in Edmonson County. Seven local programs provided through four service providers will receive the allocated campaign dollars and donor designations. In total, $968,514 will be invested across the 10-county Barren River Area Development District (BRADD).
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 October of 2021, 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 10-county BRADD, 68 total Letters of Intent were submitted.
Allocation dollars were determined based on the work of 87 volunteers working specifically in their home counties of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren.
In EDMONSON COUNTY, $11,517 was allocated by volunteers led by Edmonson County Chair, Craig Browning, as follows:
Edmonson County FRYSC, Camp Kindergarten: $5,770
College & Career Readiness:
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG): $1,000
Southcentral Kentucky Adult Education Consortium, Edmonson County Skills U: $1,000
Kentucky Legal Aid, Barren River Long Term Care Ombudsman: $1,500
Kentucky Legal Aid, Benefits Counseling: $497
Safe Home & Community:
Kentucky Legal Aid, Emergency Shelter & Crisis Aid to Protect & Empower (ESCAPE): $1,000
Kentucky Legal Aid, Emergency Legal Assistance: $750
“This is our seventh year of this targeted work related to Education, Income, Health and Safety Net, said Debbie Hills, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Kentucky. “Yet, this year was different as our community has faced horrific loss. While we are working to address the tornado recovery through a separate fund, we know that we must also continue to support local nonprofit programs that are assisting with so many key issues throughout the BRADD. We are honored to partner with the nonprofits who are working to address both existing and ever-changing challenges. It is the support of local business, organizations, and individuals which enables this funding, which will impact thousands of lives, and we are so grateful for it.”