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SCAC would like to congratulate the winners in this year's J. Mitchell Graham and Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards Competitions and thank all the counties who participated in the COVID-19 Response and Resiliency Showcase.

J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award

  • Overall Winner: Lancaster County - EMS Bootcamp
  • Honorable Mention (under 50,000 category): Union County - Expanding Higher Education and Workforce Training Opportunities
  • Honorable Mention (50,000-150,000 category): Pickens County - Pet Project
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The South Carolina Association of Counties is pleased to offer its Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members virtually in two separate webinars on January 5, 2021 (9:00 a.m. – noon) and January 7, 2021 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.). Participants will learn from different presenters on different topics these two half days, so newly-elected council members are encouraged to participate on both dates. The webinars will be recorded and available on SCAC’s learning portal for those who are unable to participate in the live events. Those who participate in both webinars will... Read more


The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office is expanding the opportunity for assistance through the CDBG-Mitigation Funds Match Program.

Given the nature of other grant programs’ funding opportunity cycles, SCDRO has established a rolling application window for the CDBG-Mitigation Funds Match Program. SCDRO will accept CDBG-Mitigation Funds Match applications year-round, until all Match funds are obligated.

Eligible counties and their respective local governments include: Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon,... Read more


Applications Must be Submitted or Postmarked no Later Than February 1, 2021.

Each year, SCAC's Presidential Scholarship Program awards one $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of the same county as our SCAC President. Since Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr. is the current SCAC President, our 2021 Presidential Scholarship will be awarded to a Orangeburg County resident.

This year, SCAC's Board of Directors Scholarship Program will... Read more


The Revenue Resources and Home Rule Handbook supplements for 2020 are now available online. You can also access Acts That Affect Counties digitally as well.Read more