Other Events of Interest

NACo Conference Schedule (see Events - Major Conferences)

SC RIA Grant Application Deadline

The second round of grant applications are now being accepted for SC RIA's grant program. The deadline to submit is Monday, March 16, 2020. To download the application, please visit ria.sc.gov/grants.

SC RIA Grant Webinar Scheduled - Register Now

SC RIA is hosting a one-hour webinar to assist potential applicants in applying for the Basic and Economic Infrastructure grant programs.

When? Thursday, January 30, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Among the information that will be shared: eligible applicants, grant amounts, match requirements, eligible activities and other program information.

Call (803) 737-0390 or email info@ria.sc.gov and provide the names of all registrants as well as their organizations and email addresses.

SC DHEC Call for Project Questionnaires Just Announced

SC DHEC has recently issued a “Call for Projects” for State Fiscal Year 2021.

Eligible project sponsors interested in using SRF funding for a capital project are asked to submit a Drinking Water or Clean Water project questionnaire (PQ) no later than March 27, 2020.

To download a Project Questionnaire and learn more about eligible projects and technical requirements, visit www.scdhec.gov/srf or www.ria.sc.gov/loans.

If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please call us at (803) 737-0390.

State Revolving Fund Workshop

February 19, 2020

Check In: 9:00 a.m.
Workshop: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the RIA will be holding a FREE half day workshop to provide technical and financial information necessary to apply for infrastructure project funding from the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Programs.

“Low Cost Financing for Infrastructure”
Midlands Technical College—Northeast Campus
Technology Center Auditorium
151 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203

Register no later than February 12, 2020 at: ria.sc.gov/event/loan-workshop-scheduled/

S.C. International Public Management Association for Human Resources to Hold Annual Southern Region Conference

SC IPMA-HR invites you to attend the Annual Southern Region Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. This event is a great opportunity for public sector Human Resources professionals to learn and network!

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. They represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management. Since 1906, IPMA-HR has been a resource for comprehensive and timely HR industry news, jobs, policies, resources, education, and professional development opportunities.

For more information, or to register: https://ipmahrsouthernconference.wildapricot.org.


Grant Writing from Start to Finish and Locating Relevant Opportunities

Upper Savannah Council of Governments and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Greenwood, January 30-31, 2020. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Visit Grant Writing USA's website for full event details.

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

The tuition rate for South Carolina Association of Counties members and their staff is $425, which includes everything: two days of instruction, workbook, and access to an Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "ASSN" to receive this registration rate.

Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available on the Grant Writing USA website.

Janet Darling
Grant Writing USA
888.290.6237 toll free

Rick Green, AICP, Government Services Director
Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Stormwater Inspector Training

Stormwater Inspector training will be offered in the following locations (click the date for more information):

Free Training - Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals

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.