A recent NACo article discusses the Department of Energy's $550 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). Learn more about the block grant allocations for counties.Read more
This week in the General Assembly, the Senate continued to debate an education scholarship bill that would allow public funds to be used for students to attend private and religious schools. The House did very little on the floor, continuing to work mostly in subcommittees taking up budget requests and other bills. Governor Henry McMaster also gave his State of the State before the General Assembly on Wednesday evening. Bills of interest are discussed below:
Revenue, Finance and Economic Development
The 2023 Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (“SLFRF”), Accelerated Deployment Grant Program (ADGP), seeks to compensate a portion of those construction costs for the expansion of broadband infrastructure to households, businesses, and communities in the state that were unserved. This grant program is designed to reimburse a portion of those construction costs associated with broadband projects that were constructed and completed without any public funding between March 15, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
The ADGP application period opens 1/30/2023 and closes 2/28/2023.... Read more