Grants Services

Grants Services

The Grants Services Department provides resources to assist local governments and their agencies, focusing on a wide range of community and economic development related projects.

Our staff assistance includes project planning, project development, grant writing, and grant management. Our objective is to match the needs of the community to the grant funding available to maximize opportunities and resources. Our staff serves as consultant, liaison, problem solver and project manager to make certain the project is feasible and contributes to a healthy, safe and sustainable community.

Our goal in assisting to shape our communities is to ensure a strong economical viable region. Check out our 2020 in Review Flyer to see how the Grants Department assisted Appalachian communities last year.

Upcoming Opportunities

The SC Department of Commerce is hosting an Appalachian Regional Commission Project Development Workshop that will be held on August 31st, 2022. Registration begins at 8:30AM and the workshop will begin at 9:30AM. The Workshop will be held at Spartanburg Community College’s Spark Center, 1875 Main Street, Duncan, SC 29334. This event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

Below is the link to register:

*Deadline to register is August 26, 2022, by 5pm

If there are any questions, please contact the Grants Administration Department at (803) 734-0429.

The Appalachian Regional Commission, as part of its new community capacity-building initiative, READY Appalachia, has revamped ANRC into READY Nonprofits. Since ANRC's inception, 151 nonprofit organizations have successfully completed one of the courses of instruction and are now taking advantage of several offerings specifically designed for alumni. Building off of ANRC’s well-established curriculum, READY Nonprofits helps nonprofit executives and board members increase their own capacity, strengthen their organizations, and better serve their communities.

All Resource Center users are encouraged to apply by Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm EDT.

PLEASE NOTE: You must apply, be accepted, and successfully complete the Fall 2022 term to be eligible for the nonprofit grant program. After completing the 10-week fall term, participants' organizations can apply for up to $25,000 in match-free grant funding for use in a capacity-building project. More information about the nonprofit grant program available to Fall 2022 course graduates is available here.

Grant Programs

Appalachian Regional Commission

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Community Block Development Grants (CDBG)

  • Infrastructure improvement grants for economic development
  • Residential water and sewer
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Community facilities improvements/ construction

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Economic Development Administration

  • Infrastructure improvement grants for economic development

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USDA - Rural Development

  • Infrastructure improvement grants for economic development
  • Community facilities improvements
  • Residential water and sewer

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State Grant Programs

Current Projects

Anderson County
  • Airport Terminal
Anderson City
  • Innovate Kitchen
  • Lime Street Park and Trailhead
  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Littlejohn Community Center Renovation
  • Alice Mill Sewer Improvements
  • Bent Creek Sewer Extension
  • Eastside Sewer Improvements
  • Rices Creek Lift Station
  • Strategic Plan
Oconee County
  • Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Fair Play
City of Pickens
  • South Pickens Neighborhood Revitalization
Powdersville Water District
  • S. Fishtrap and Highway 88 Connector
  • Building Demolition
  • Simpsonville Arts Center Renovation
Spartanburg Community College
  • SPARK Facility Improvements
  • Walhalla Water Interconnection
West Union
  • Water System Improvement
  • Belton Drive Sewer Upgrade
  • Mahaffey Rd Sewer Upgrade
  • Building Demolition


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