AccelerateSC, the committee empaneled by the Governor to make recommendations concerning the reopening of South Carolina's economy, released its final report. This extensive document contains a variety of recommendations including how to distribute the federal CARES funding to various entities. County officials may be particularly interested in the recommendations in the Governance and Resources sections as well as Appendices A-C, as these deal with... Read more
In recognition of the economic hardships facing local jurisdictions and fire departments across the country as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf waived the cost-share, position cost limit, supplanting, and minimum budget requirements for Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency and Response (SAFER) Grant applicants. FEMA has extended the application period to May 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.
Please Note: Funds under the FY2019 SAFER Hiring of Firefighters... Read more