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13 Local Nonprofits Receive $338,825 in ARPA Funding

Funds will address COVID-related programs

December 21, 2021

Thirteen local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $338,825 to help them continue addressing challenges created by COVID-19. 

The funding is part of a $5 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 grant the Town of Hilton Head Island received. The funds were provided to local governments to help them respond to the negative impacts of COVID-19, including healthcare, housing assistance, childcare and education, rent and utility assistance and food insecurity. 

Of the total grant dollars, $1 million was earmarked to support nonprofits providing services to low- to moderate-income residents of the Town of Hilton Head Island, through the ARPA/SLFRF COVID-19 Fund the Town established at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. 

This is the first of two grant cycles. The second cycle will be distributed in the spring of 2022. 

Grant recipients in the first round include:

Since 1994, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has been connecting people, resources and needs by helping build stronger communities and assisting donors in making a difference through charitable giving. With over 400 charitable funds, combined assets totaling $87 million and grantmaking and scholarships reaching $96 million, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry is the largest source of unrestricted philanthropic resources dedicated to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director

Jean Heyduck, VP, Marketing & Communications, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry