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2016-2017 Scholarship Application:  Click HERE

STEP TWO Independent Medical Professional Form: Click HERE

June 8th, 2016 Update:  Well, it is final and Governor Haley has signed the 2016-2017 Budget which includes our (
now DORs) scholarship program. Without any public discussion, input, or a hearing … and in the final 52 minutes of the nearly 5 month long 2016 legislative budget session … a few key opposition SC Legislators transferred complete control of the scholarship program for the 2016-2017 school year to the SC Department of Revenue. After 3 years of unprecedented success, everybody (including parents, schools & donors) will have to start over – sometime in “early July“.

2016-2017 Proviso 109.15 click HERE.   More updates coming soon!!! 

PRESS UPDATE (5/26/2016):  “a huge blow to our children” that “has thrown families and schools into disarray.”  For The State Newspaper article, click HERE.

EDITORIAL UPDATE (6/13/2016):  “Keep State Out of PKF“, click HERE.

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Parents – Although funds are still limited (there was no increase in the $12 program cap), the new law gives priority prior year recipients. New scholarship applicants at any level school (Level 1, 2 or 3) will have no legal priority, and kids at our full time schools will have no legal priority either.  Ugggg … we needed FULL FUNDING, not this.

Donors – The Department of Revenue will be establishing a 509(a)(1) – (4) for acceptance of tax credit donations.  DOR has told us they will have a webpage posted in early July.  Stay tuned.

Sylvan D. Proser
Tax Research Manager
803-898-5706
Sylvan.Proser@dor.sc.gov
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Research and Forms Development
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214
dor.sc.gov

We hope DOR will take care of our 4,000 families – CHANGING LIVES!!!  

UPDATE (6/1/2016):  By popular request from parents, school leaders, donors, CPAs … and others (including legislators) … we at Palmetto Kids FIRST will continue to advocate on our kids behalf … on your behalf!!!  LET’S GET OUR PROGRAM BACK (with full funding) IN 2017!!!

 

Palmetto Kids FIRST is South Carolina’s only independent and non-partisan Scholarship Funding Organization. Since January 1, 2014, together we raised approximately $18 million from 1,000 individual donors ranging from $100 to $2.75 MILLION each. We have allocated over $17 million dollars of K-12 scholarships to eligible “special needs” children – that is nearly 3,000 scholarships at 70 schools all across SC (and issuing more everyday)!!!  Together we are “changing lives”.

Any questions, please contact Palmetto Kids FIRST at info@palmettokidsFIRST.org or call us anytime at 843-501-1842 (office).