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Food Access Funding Opportunities

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Nonprofit Funding Opportunities   USDA Grants Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program Amount: $35,000-400,000 Description: The Community Food Projects (CFP) competitive grants program awards grants to eligible nonprofits, tribal organizations, and food program service providers to promote self-sufficiency and increase food security in low-income communities by developing comprehensive, community-based solutions. Projects vary in scope, ranging from community gardens with market stands to marketing and consumer cooperatives, but all must involve low-income participants. Public food program service providers,…

Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council Extends and Amends Emergency Ordinance Extending Mask Face Coverings and Temporary Suspension of Meetings

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Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance that amends the emergency ordinance extending mask face coverings. Also this emergency ordinance extends the temporary suspension of the normal operating procedures of City Council and City Boards and Commissions meetings. Amendments to the ordinance include fines and stipulations for not wearing masks on a busy sidewalk waiting area, or popular outdoor area where it is impractical or impossible to maintain six feet…

Flu Season

| Press Releases | No Comments   WHERE TO GET THE FLU SHOT You can get a flu shot in many healthcare providers’ offices and health clinics. But you don’t have to see a doctor to get a flu shot. Flu shots are usually available — often for free or at a low cost — at the following places: Pharmacies Public health departments College health centers Many employers Some schools DHEC Free Flu Vaccinations October, 2020 3rd Lower Richland…