Recent News


On April 28, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the opening of the application period for $100 million in FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S), included under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (... Read more


SCAC is proud to have launched its second online course as part of the Institute of Government. Orientation to County Government II is now available online. This course continues serving as an excellent primer on county government, after Orientation to County Government I. The course takes approximately one and a half hours to complete and includes several quizzes to reinforce the user's learning. Upon completion, the participant is granted three hours of Level I Institute credit. Additionally, this online version is free to county officials.

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The Bureau of Economic Advisors met on April 9, 2020, to discuss the state’s revenue forecast. View a summary of the meeting and the charts that were shared.   Read more


NACo has released a summary of the $2 trillion CARES Act (H.R. 748), the third federal emergency supplemental package. Visit NACo’s Coronavirus resource page for more information.  Read more


Counties are in the midst of trying to finalize budgets for FY2020-2021 and need information regarding the COVID-19 financial implications on state and local revenues and expenditures. SCAC hosted a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 9th at 4:00 p.m. to discuss state and local revenue projections and budgetary implications. Frank Rainwater, Executive Director of the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, shared state and local revenue estimates. Frank Hefner, Kendra Stewart, and Bob O’Neill from the College of Charleston provided preliminary information on their COVID-19 Revenue Shock for... Read more