The Central Carolina Community Foundation has released $760,000 in Phase II flood relief grants from the One SC Fund.
Foundation president and CEO Joann Turnquist told South Carolina Radio Network that the money will help those who are still recovering from the floods. “The flood fund was established to help the state rebuild after the horrific floods that we experienced in October,” Turnquist said.
The One SC Flood Relief Fund was established after October’s devastating floods to help bridge the funding gap in order to assist those who needed help. About 10 percent of the grants announced this week will pay for mold remediation, 8 percent will go to buy furnishings and the rest goes toward materials and labor.
Turnquist said the nonprofits will determine how to distribute the money. “They work with leaders within the community to identify households that require assistance,” she told South Carolina Radio Network.
The smallest award of $11,300 goes to the United Way to furnish homes in Sumter County. AmeriCorps is receiving the largest, $240,000, to rebuild homes in several disaster-declared counties.
The charities are providing volunteer labor and an additional $4.2 million from other sources for the projects.
The fund awarded $500,000 in its initial round of grants announced Dec. 21.
Charities have until Friday to apply for a third-round grant. Nonprofits can find more information and apply at www.onescfund.org.