The SC HELP program officially ended on November 30, 2017. Individuals who are on file in the system as having started an application prior to that date can still receive assistance if they submit all required documents before the program ends on February 1, 2018. Please call the Asset Building...

2017 Sargent Shiver Achievement Award

Former Palmetto CAP program participant and CEO of The Saving Shannie Foundation, Deanna Miller Berry, was named the recipient of the 2017 Sargent Shriver Achievement Award at the National Community Action Partnership Convention in front of more than 1,200 anti-poverty advocates from across the country. Congratulations Ms. Berry! We're so...

Calling All Colors 17

Palmetto CAP hosted the 2nd annual Calling All Colors youth diversity conference at Mother Emanuel AME Church. 100 youth volunteered to learn through collaborative art projects how to embrace diversity, combat bullying and manage grief.  Special thanks to Art Mends Hearts, the MUSC Empowerment Center, Hate Won't Win, Buist Academy,...

SC Office Of Economic Opportunity Awards

Palmetto CAP recently won the following awards from the SC Office of Economic Opportunity: - Fiscal Management Award- Weatherization Program of the Year- LIHEAP Achievement Award The Fiscal Management award serves to identify the Community Action Agency that consistently demonstrates effective fiscal management and accountability. The Weatherization Program of the...

Region’s Bank Partnership

Palmetto CAP's award-winning partnership with Regions Bank was featured in a beautiful video! Check  it out below!

Summer Youth Works! 2017 Application

High school and college students are encouraged to apply for Summer Youth Works! 2017, Palmetto CAP's seasonal youth employment program.  Students are encouraged to apply online no later than Friday, April 28th.  Please apply using this link:

Managing The Maze

Palmetto CAP has a new workshop called Managing the Maze: a Primer On Accessing Community Services.  In this workshop, private citizens who may not have experience in human services will learn how to access community resources for economically disadvantaged families.

PACE Scholarship

The scholarship workshop was such a success, we've scheduled another one for February 18th! Please register no later than February 15th by calling 843-724-6760 ext. 228, 230 or 212.  Check out the flier!

PACE Scholarship

Palmetto CAP is hosting a workshop on January 28th to help high school and college students identify and apply for scholarships.  The workshop is free.  Registration is required.  Please call 843-724-6760 ext. 228, 230 or 212 to register.  See the flier below for details.

Poverty Simulation CofC

Palmetto CAP is hosting a poverty simulation at the College of Charleston on November 17th from 5pm-7:30pm in observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  Interested in coming?  Register HERE!  Please see this map for parking details! 


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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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