COVID-19 Reimbursement Funds

The deadline for applying for the reimbursement of COVID-19 expenses from the state’s CARES Act funds has been extended to Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The Department of Administration has asked counties to complete a survey regarding their estimated expenses between July 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. This information will be shared with the General Assembly when it reconvenes in September to take up the state budget and the allocation of the remaining CARES Act funds. Training resources and access to the SC CARES Portal are available on the accelerateSC website. For additional information, contact the call center at  (803) 670-5170 or

Counties can apply for reimbursement for COVID-19 emergency protective measures through the FEMA Public Assistance Program. More information is available on the SCRecoveryGrants website. SCEMD is assisting counties with this process and can be reached at (803) 367-7756 or