Recent News


The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (SC RIA) recently announced that Sept. 12, 2022, is the application deadline for S.C. Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP) and 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants.

SCIIP is a major one-time initiative to improve water, wastewater, and stormwater systems throughout the State using $900 million

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Read the recent Carolina Counties article on how Dorchester County is using data analytics to improve the delivery of public services and build transparency and trust with citizens.Read more


For information on the 2022 SCAC Annual Conference, an update on federal and state broadband funding activities, and more, check out the new edition of the Carolina Counties newsletter.Read more


Lander University has announced a special tuition rate for online undergraduate and graduate programs for public agency and non-profit employees. For more information, contact Lander admissions at 1.888.4LANDER or more


Revisions to the “South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act” were approved by the legislature on June 15, 2022, and signed on June 17, 2022, by the Governor. These changes update the Act's definitions to be consistent with technological advances, push the sunset date to December 31, 2029, create a mechanism to initiate stakeholder proceedings in 2026 to review the Act and provide recommendations, update requirements for recoverers and collectors of covered electronic devices, and modify the recycling... Read more