Palmetto CAP Team Members Elected to State Leadership Roles

Palmetto CAP Team Members Elected to State Leadership Roles

Palmetto CAP would like to congratulate Mrs. Sheila West Gibbs, Asset Building Director, on being elected President of the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP).  We would also like to congratulate Mr. Thomas Nix, Outreach Director, on being elected Vice President of SCACAP.  Both Mrs. Gibbs and Mr....

Announcing Protect Berkeley County – A Vaccine Equity Project

May 7, 2022 Palmetto Community Action Partnership is excited to announce our participation in a national vaccine equity project. Palmetto CAP is one of six Community Action Agencies in the United States selected to encourage adults to be proactive in taking care of their health by staying up to date...

Important Palmetto CAP Phone Number Update

Palmetto CAP is currently experiencing technical difficulties with our toll free phone number for scheduling appointments.  Participants seeking an appointment my call 843-614-3275 or use the schedule an appointment link on this website.

Palmetto CAP Celebrates Team Anniversaries

Palmetto CAP team members are the best!  We recently celebrated all of our team members with milestone anniversaries in 2020.  We appreciate the hard work, dedication and years of experience each person brings to the organization!   40 Years of Service! Mrs. Gilliard has worked in the Weatherization Department of our...

Palmetto CAP Congratulates Summer Youth Works! Seniors

In the fall, Mr. Johnson will be attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He accumulated over $78,000 in scholarships and financial aid to support his college journey. In High School, he served as Class President, DECA Vice President of Competitive Events, Ethics Bowl Captain, and participated in various volunteer work...

General Emergency Assistance Program Is Open

The Palmetto CAP General Emergency Assistance Program appointment calendar has a limited number of appointments available now. Please click the link to schedule a phone screening if you need assistance with rent, medicine or other emergencies. You must have an emergency situation in the last 30 days to qualify for...

COVID-19 Resources Brought To You By SCLS

South Carolina Legal Services has prepared a list of free services that may be helpful to local families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click the link below to access the South Carolina Legal Service March 2020 Newsletter.

COVID-19 Update

Palmetto Community Action Partnership has closed all of its offices to the public through March 31 due to governor McMaster's call on all citizens to practice social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19 or cornoavirus.   We will re-open on April 1st if an appropriate declaration has been received...

Certified Community Action Professionals

Congratulations to Asset Building Director Sheila M. West and Community Relations Director Chelsi Conaway for becoming nationally Certified Community Action Professionals!

Grant Writing Workshop

Palmetto CAP and Origin SC have partnered to provide an intensive grant-writing workshop through The Grantsmanship Center.


This department provides financial literacy classes, one-on-one budgeting sources, free VITA tax preparation and housing stability.

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Asset Building

& Education

The mission of this program is to increase self-sufficiency and develop strategies to ensure a better quality of life through employment and educational opportunities for both youth and adults.

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Employment & Education


Palmetto CAP’s General Emergency Assistance Program (or GEAP) provides financial assistance to households who have encountered an unexpected financial hardship including rental assistance to avoid eviction. Assistance is provided once every 24 months.

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Outreach &
Temporary Assistance

By providing temporary assistance with food, water and shelter, Palmetto CAP’s Outreach department provides vital services to address citizens’ most basic needs. Being able to meet basic needs is the foundation of financial stability.

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Outreach & Temporary Assistance

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Palmetto Community Action Partnership is currently accepting appointments for the programs. Eligibility for all programs is subject to program calendars, fund availability, appointment availability, verifiable household income and family size.

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Schedule an Appointment


List of documents that are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Palmetto CAP services.

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Required Documents