The purpose of this state funded grant is to provide a range of activities that have a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty.

Beaufort and Jasper counties have thousands of individuals who are either at or below 100% poverty level, as defined by the federal government. The needs of these socio-economically-disadvantaged individuals encompass the entire range of life coping necessities, inclusive of shelter, food, clothing, health, education and employment, etc.

Beaufort-Jasper EOC is funded, annually, to design innovative projects and provide necessary services that will lead to social and economic self-sufficiency. Presently, the agency is providing several specific projects that address the needs of the poor and attempt to solve many of their daily problems.