COVID -19 Goverment Assistance
On March 18, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which gives Americans free access to COVID-19 tests, strengthens the social safety net and enhances sick and family paid leave programs. The bill provides more than $100 billion in funding to help stem the epidemic.
The bill requires private healthcare providers to cover COVID-19 testing without cost and waives cost sharing under Medicare, TRICARE and the VA. The law also gives states the option to expand Medicare to provide COVID-19 related coverage to those that are not insured.
If you or someone you know requires COVID-19 testing, please contact your primary care provider or local hospital for more information and next steps.
Expanded Unemployment Benefits
The bill covers costs for states that extend unemployment payments for six months beyond the usual six-month time limit. The benefit would apply only to states that see their unemployment rates rise by at least 10%. Each state’s rules may be different. Contact your state’s unemployment insurance program to learn about and apply for unemployment insurance.
Social Safety Net
Women Infants and Children Program
The bill provides $500 million for the Women Infants and Children (WIC) Program to provide mothers and pregnant women with access to supplemental foods, healthcare referrals and nutrition education.
If you are interested in this program, you will need to contact your relevant state agency and set up an appointment. Find contact information for your state agency at WIC State Contact Lookup
Emergency Food Assistance
The bill provides $400 million for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, which provides essential food for Americans in need. The program distributes food through foodbanks across the country.
If you are interested in this program, contact your state distribution agency at Emergency Food Assistance State Contact Lookup
Senior Nutrition Program
The bill provides $250 million for nutrition programs designed specifically for seniors. There are several programs available, including programs that offer food delivery services for older Americans. Learn more about available options and how to apply for them at Nutrition Programs for Seniors
Nutritional Assistance for U.S. Territories
The bill provides $100 million for nutritional assistance for U.S territories and Native American Reservations. To learn more about these programs at Territory Nutrition Assistance Programs
Enhanced Paid Sick and Family Leave
The bill also requires employers to provide 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave for workers affected by COVID-19. Please contact your employer if you have any questions regarding changes to your paid sick and family leave programs.
Palmetto Disaster Recovery Now Accepting Applications for Hurricane Florence
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South Carolina Palmetto Disaster
Recovery’s purpose is to conduct a
Disaster Case Management Program
(DCMP) for South Carolina citizens in
the eight counties impacted by
Dillon County LTRG Welcomes you
Providing "READINESS, RELIEF & RECOVERY" before, during, and after a Disaster...
Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) has been proudly providing high quality disaster assistance since Hurricane Matthew. What differentiates us from other organizations is our ability to truly connect with our clients, and provide the exceptional, compassionate service they deserve. To learn more, simply browse through our site. We are here to help the citizens of Dillon County return to safe, secure, and sanitary homes.
About Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG)
Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group is a 501(c)3 organization that is a recognizable agency within the County of Dillon as the official Long Term Disaster Recovery Agency that will work along with the Dillon Disaster Preparedness Agency from the beginning to help the citizens affected to return to safe, secure, and sanitary homes. We will implement a Guideline Model with Schools, Community, Businesses, Churches, and etc that will show emphasis on disaster Prevention and Recovery. We will also provide internships for local college students including implementation and setup, training and work closely with SC Works to provide jobs. It will also be an outlet for community service within the county.
Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) Services
Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide exceptional service to each of our clients. We understand that your needs can change last minute, and we’re ready to adapt our services quickly to ensure that you are in a safe, secure, and sanitary environment. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you.
Fire Disaster Support
Providing Hygiene Kits and Food
This is one of our most reoccurring services provided. It’s made a big difference for many of our clients, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner. Whenever you work with Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), you can trust that you’re in great hands.
Hurricanes, Floods, Tornadoes, Etc...
Ongoing Relief and Recovery
We provide readiness, relief, and ongoing recovery for all clients affected. We develop a action plan and a project task timeline so that we can help with unmet needs of the citizens of Dillon County. This service has been essential to success on many occasions. It is an ongoing process and requires the support of many support agencies. When it comes to all of our services, you can count on us to take care of your every need. If we don't have it, we will refer you to someone who can help get it. We pride ourselves on our exceptional client service, and guarantee you’ll love working with our team. Let us know how we can assist you today.
Community Disaster Support Drives
Food, Hygiene Kits, Cold & Flu, etc...
We want all of our clients to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG). All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life a little easier and stress free. We are here to provide HOPE during and after the disaster. You can trust us to supply you with the best products and supplies, as well as top quality service with integrity.
Unmet Needs Disaster Outreach
We Are Here For You!
This is one of the teams pride and joy. It’s made a big difference for many of our citens in Dillon County, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we provide to those who have been affected by unexpected disasters or unforeseen circumstances in our community. We make sure that no one is forgotten whether it be our Elderly, Disabled, Veterans, Homeless, Unemployed, etc......Whenever you work with Dillon County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), you can trust that you’re in great hands.
Support Agencies and Organizations
Harvest Hope Food Bank
The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.
Harvest Hope began in 1981 as the result of a shared vision of business leaders and the faith community who set out to provide for the hungry in Columbia. Since then Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties of South Carolina. Harvest Hope distributed over 27.8 million meals last year and fed approximately 38,000 people a week.
Dillon County Disaster Preparedness Agency
This Dillon County agency is responsible for coordination and operation of a county-wide multi-hazard disaster preparedness program.
All Hazards Planning-Natural and Technological
Preparedness, Response and Recovery from disasters
Coordination of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) which is tasked with emergency planning in order to prepare and respond to chemical emergencies
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operation during activation, training, drills and exercises
Provide information to the general public on disaster preparedness
Palmetto Disaster Recovery
Disaster Case Management (DCM) is a process that involves a partnership between a disaster case manager and a citizen to develop and carry out an Individualized Recovery Plan.
Assist eligible citizens with their disaster-caused unmet needs.
Assist citizens in problem solving.
Long-term needs may include financial, physical, emotional or spiritual well-being.
South Carolina Disaster Recovery
The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) oversees grant programs that focus on rebuilding or repairing homes damaged by severe weather events, such as the severe storm event in October 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. With the support and guidance of the South Carolina Department of Administration, SCDRO manages federal funds available to assist in disaster recovery.
Disaster Assistance Gov
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
The agency coordinated its activities with the newly formed Office of Homeland Security, and FEMA's Office of National Preparedness was given responsibility for helping to ensure that the nation's first responders were trained and equipped to deal with weapons of mass destruction.
Our Donors & Funding Partners
Hours of Operation
PO Box 805
Latta, SC 29565
Mon - Thurs 9 to 5pm
Fri - Community Operations
Sat & Sun - By Appt.