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Total exceeds $1.4 billion; funds water and sewer projects statewide

The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) awarded  219 grants, totaling $1.469 billion, to local governments and public water and sewer utilities under the SC Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP).

These program funds were allocated to RIA by the General Assembly from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

SCIIP grants will modernize and upgrade critical facilities that will have far-reaching impacts for years to come. 

The following county governments received awards as part of... Read more

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) competitive grant program. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $1.18 billion is available now for eligible entities – restricted... Read more

The Senate debated the budget (H. 4300) on Tuesday and Wednesday and passed the budget, which includes increased funding to the Local Government Fund (LGF). The House worked through its calendar and continued to move several pertinent bills through committees. Bills of interest are discussed below:

Revenue, Finance and Economic Development

Budget – ... Read more


The Senate spent time on the floor this week debating and passing the Bond Reform bill (H. 3532) and cleared several other bills from the calendar as debate on the budget bill (H. 4300) will begin next week on the Senate floor. The House was on furlough and did not meet in statewide session this week. Several bills of interest are discussed below:

Revenue, Finance and... Read more

Berkeley County Supervisor and Council Chairman Johnny
Cribb speaks at the economic development event hosted on
Dec. 14 at Santee Cooper’s Camp Hall Commerce Park in

Berkeley County made history in 2022 with its landmark $3.5 billion investment announcement with battery manufacturer Redwood Materials.

“This (announcment) will take us this year to $10.1 billion in capital investments in... Read more