The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. RAISE, formerly known as BUILD and TIGER, has awarded over $8.935 billion in grants to projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico since 2009.
“In communities across the country, there is tremendous need for transportation projects that create high-quality jobs, improve safety, protect our... Read more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) earlier this week released new policy regarding Public Assistance (PA) eligibility for reopening costs for public facilities for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Pandemic: Safe Opening and Operation Work... Read more
Both chambers spent the majority of the week on the floor in order to give bills third reading to meet the crossover date of April 10th. Any bill that did not receive third reading in one chamber by yesterday is likely done for this session and will have to be taken up next year. There are several bills of interest that will be discussed below.
Revenue, Finance and Economic Development
The SC Housing Authority is pleased to announce its 2021 Palmetto Heroes program, which provides historically low, fixed-rate mortgages and up to $12,000 in down payment assistance to frontline workers for keeping our families safe and our communities strong. The program honors and includes educators, first responders and community service personnel in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, firefighting, emergency medical services and health care, as well as active duty military, members of the SC Army National Guard, SC Air National Guard, and... Read more