Grant Resources

County officials and employees may find the following resources helpful when searching for grant funding and low-interest loans. Any specific questions concerning these resources should be directed to the specific agency. 

Upcoming Events

For upcoming events regarding grant writing, grant applications, and grant management, please visit our Events of Interest page.

S.C. RIA Notice of Funding Available for 2019

The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has announced the availability of $25 million in competitive grants for the program year that begins July 1, 2018. The RIA was created for the purpose of assisting qualified infrastructure projects that improve water, waste water and storm water drainage facilities to address public health and regulatory standards or build capacity to support economic and employment opportunities. This financial assistance is available to local governments and public utilities statewide. Funds are being made available through two program categories: Basic Infrastructure and Economic Infrastructure. The application due dates are September 10, 2018 and March 11, 2019.

For more information, visit


NACo Grants Clearinghouse — free to any NACo member

Foundation Center

National Trust for Historic Preservation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

General grants and loans

Office of National Drug Control Policy


Grantsmanship Center: South Carolina Funding Sources

S.C. Department of Archives and History — Historic Preservation

S.C. Department of Commerce — South Carolina Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

Grant Funding for Local Governments

State Revolving Fund

S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

S.C. Emergency Management Division — South Carolina Recovery Grants

S.C. Grantmakers Network

S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority

S.C. State Library