Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

Grant Application Workshop 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Check in: 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Midlands Technical College - Northeast Campus
Technology Center Auditorium
151 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203

The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) Office of Grant Programs is holding an application workshop to provide interested applicants with information on the grant programs available and how to apply for funds.  

TOPICS: Eligible applicants, maximum grant amounts, match requirements, eligible activities, application due dates and other program information.

WHO: Representatives of local governments, special purpose districts, public service districts, public works commissions, engineers and other interested persons are invited to attend. 

There is no cost to participate but you must sign up by July 14, 2017 by using the link below or contacting Pamela Williams at 803-737-0390 or

Register Now

Grant Writing Workshop 

Grant Writing USA in partnership with Central Midlands Council of Governments
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Grant Writing USA and Central Midlands Council of Governments will host a two day grant writing workshop in Columbia, July 17-18, 2017. This workshop covers how to write grant proposals from start to finish, and how to locate and track relevant grant opportunities.  

Click here for full event details.

South Carolina Association of Counties members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum , helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "SCASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. 

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.


Janet Darling
at Grant Writing USA
888.290.2937 toll free

Cyndi Gawronski, CDBG Manager
Central Midlands Council of Governments

Certified Stormwater Inspector Training by National Stormwater Center 

Myrtle Beach, SC: June 19-20, 2017 - Hilton Head, SC: June 22-23, 2017 - Greenville, SC: Sept. 7-8, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Designed specifically for MS4 personnel, this course focuses on stormwater permit compliance as the key to restore and maintain the waters of the United States. Testing will be conducted. Students are expected to achieve a minimum overall score of 75% to be awarded 1.2 CEUs from National Stormwater Center, and a five (5) year CSI™ Inspector Certificate. This certification indicates that the services are being performed by professionals who have completed the stormwater inspector certification requirements and have met established standards of knowledge, experience, and competence required in the field of stormwater inspections.

This two-day course is $799 per person plus $25 registration fee, for a total of $824 per person. There is a $50  per person discount for 2 or more registration from the same organization. Class fees are refundable if cancellation is received 7 days prior to start date. Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed with notification to the business office.

Register online at


Free Training - Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:43:00 PM

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: