Other Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

SC Human Affairs Commission Virtual Meeting

SC Human Affairs Commission will have a virtual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 10 AM. For more information or to register: https://communityrelations.sc.gov/townhall-meeting.

Grants Training in Columbia November 8-9, 2021

Limited seats in this in-person grants training

Central Midlands Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbia, November 8-9, 2021. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find the funding sources and write winning grant proposals.

Full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

County officials and employees are eligible for  a special tuition rate of $425 which includes: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to an Alumni Forum with tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use the discount code "ASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.

Groups of 5 or more receive a $50 discount per person. Discounts for Grant Writing USA alumni and nonprofits are also available. Please call for details. Payment is not required at the time of registration.

All health and safety guidelines will be followed. Class enrollment is limited to ensure proper distancing. Online reservations are necessary.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and registration is available online.


Tammy Pitts
Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free

Ben Mauldin - Director
Central Midlands Council of Government

Housing Development Finance Professional Certification

The S.C. Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is offering certification training at a reduced rate. The National Development Council is coming to South Carolina to offer the Housing Development Finance Professional Certification. The certification is a rigorous and comprehensive four-course training program that explores the development process, financial analysis techniques and structuring and negotiating skills needed to successfully develop and finance affordable home ownership and rental housing development.

  • HD420-Rental Housing Development Finance
    • Online from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM October 26-30; November 2, 4, & 5
  • HD423-Computer Spread Sheet Analysis for Housing
    • January 2021
  • HD410-Home Ownership Finance
    • TBD 2021
  • HD430-Housing Development Finance: Problem Solving and Deal Structuring
    • TBD 2021

This four-part course only costs $150/course for SCACED members and $300/course for non-SCACED members.

Learn more about the training and register.

Stormwater Training

American Stormwater Institute, LLC is offering stormwater training online with a live instructor via Zoom. The full class schedule is available on their website.

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals - Free Training

Environmental health professionals are on the frontline of helping individuals, institutions, and communities reduce threats from mosquitoes, ticks, and other vectors. This training—Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals—emphasizes the use of integrated pest management to address public health pests and vectors that spread pathogens, including Zika virus and others. The training offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The training includes 11 courses. Take all of them or pick and choose (the first three are required, then take courses in any order):

  1. Vector-Borne Diseases of Public Health Importance
  2. Integrated Pest Management Basics
  3. Performance Assessment and Improvement of Vector Control Services
  4. Tick Biology and Control
  5. Mosquito Biology and Control
  6. Toxicology of Pesticides
  7. Rodent Management
  8. Pests and Vectors in Food and Housing Environments
  9. Special Pest Management Considerations for Schools
  10. Risk Communication Basics
  11. Bed Bug Biology and Control

Visit the following website to register and to learn more about the training: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/elearn/vcehp.html.