Recent News


The Local Government Leadership Institute (LGLI) is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 class that will begin in September. The purpose of the program is to provide a skill-building educational experience for new and potential executive-level managers in South Carolina local governments. The program is intended to prepare the participants to affect change in their counties or municipalities, and ultimately to improve the communities in which they live.

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The "SCAC Awards: What Sets Winners Apart?" webinar is now available for streaming online.Read more


It was a very busy week at the statehouse. The House and Senate moved several bills through committees and on the floor.

Tobacco Preemption — H. 3274 & S. 492. These bills prohibit political subdivisions from enacting any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to the ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco

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After more than 12 hours of debate, the House passed the Budget bill (H. 4000) and the Capital Reserve Fund bill (H. 4001). H. 4000 funds the Local Government Fund at a base level of $222,619,411 with an additional $11,121,285, for a total of $233,740,696. This represents an increase of more than $2 million above what SCAC's policy position would require. Here are some other

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April 1, 2019 - Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP).

The National Park Service is accepting applications for $5 million in grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible primary recipients are State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profits able to support a competitive subgrant program. All applications are due through under opportunity number... Read more