College Prep Workshop

College Prep Workshop

Palmetto CAP's Employment and Education Program will be hosting a college-prep workshop at the John L. Dart Library from 5:30pm-7pm for 9th and 10th graders called COLLEGE BOUND.  Call 843-724-6760 ext. 212, 230 or 228 to register.  Registration is required to attend.  View the event flier for more information!

Disaster Assistance

If you were affected by the recent flooding in SC, apply for federal aid at or by calling 1-800-621-3362.  See this FEMA Disaster Assistance Checklist for necessary documents to apply.*****

Palmetto CAP Open

Palmetto CAP offices will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Office Closed

Palmetto CAP offices remain closed Monday due to flooding.  Individuals who have appointments during the agency's closing will be contacted by Palmetto CAP to set up a new appointment time upon the agency's re-opening.

Weather Notice

Due to inclement weather and flooding, Palmetto CAP's main offices at 1069 and 1071 King Street will be closed for business until Monday, October 5th.

GEAP Notice

The General Emergency Assistance Program has expended all funds allocated for the residents of Dorchester and Charleston Counties.  Appointments to apply for this program will not be scheduled until further notice.

SYW’s Job Site Selection

Palmetto CAP is currently selecting sites to host Summer Youth Works! 2016 employees.  If your business/church/non-profit/government agency/store/doctor's office would like to give a student their first job experience, please contact the Employment and Education Services department at 843-724-6760 ext. 212.

2016 MOU’s

Current Partners:  Please remember to sign and return your 2016 MOUs by August 19th.  If you have any questions, please contact Reba Hough-Martin at 843-300-3972 or

Dorchester County

Dorchester County residents in need of rent assistance are asked to call the 2-1-1 Hotline as all funds for that program have currently been expended.

Resource Guide Update

Update your organization's entry in the 2015 Help Wanted Community Resource Guide here:


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