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 2022 In Review flyer to see how the Grants Department assisted Appalachian communities last year.


Anderson Regional Airport Terminal 

Anderson County received grant funds for the construction of a new 6,500 square foot terminal building at Anderson Regional Airport (FAA designation-KAND). The new terminal replaced the existing facility built in 1970 as a weather station.  The existing facility was ill equipped to meet the needs of corporate, business, freight, and charter users. 

Today, Anderson Regional Airport (KAND) serves the aviation needs of visitors, business persons, corporate executive teams and the residents of Anderson County. The Airport is a vital part of the total transportation infrastructure system of Anderson County.  Within one year of the terminal opening terminal revenues increased by 39%, additional services include a flight school, an air charter service company and an aviation medical examiner.  Pilot amenities offered are 24/7 flight planning, snooze room, lounge, kitchen and shower. For more information on KAND, visit their website.

Funding Sources

Appalachian Regional Commission $500,000

SC Aeronautics Commission $500,000

Anderson County $1,574,858

Total Project Costs $2,574,858


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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

SC Brownfields Environmental Site Testing Program (BEST)

Activities funded through the SC BEST Program include Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives.





Current Projects

Anderson County

• Anderson City Innovate Kitchen

• Anderson County Services  

• Anderson County Demolition  

• Anderson County Hurricane Creek Sewer

• Anderson County Iva Library Branch

• Belton Water Distribution and Sewer Lift Station Replacement and Improvements

• Iva Wastewater Line Grouting 

• Pendleton Streetscape and Park

• Pendleton Neighborhood Revitalization

• Sandy Spring Water District Water Main Replacement

• Williamston Mill Village Water Improvements

• Williamston Saratoga Springs Trail

Cherokee County

• Blacksburg Trailhead and Park

• Cherokee County Water Capacity Improvements 

• Gaffney Revolutionary War Discovery Center

Greenville County

• SCTAC Loops

• GSP Airport Cargo

Oconee County

• Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Sewer

• Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Collection System and Wastewater Treatment Facility Rehabilitation Project

• Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Reorganizational Study

• Town of Salem Waterline Replacement

• Seneca Amphitheater

• Walhalla Water and Sewer Improvements

• Walhalla Greenway

• West Union Hwy 11 and Neville Street Waterlines

• Westminster Park

Pickens County

• Central Church St Waterline

• Central Trail

• Clemson Streetscape & Building Demolition

• Clemson Redhill Affordable Housing   

• Pendleton Streetscape & Park  

• Pendleton Neighborhood Revitalization  

• Pickens Allgood Water Improvements

• Pickens Water System Improvements

• Pickens Rosemond Water

• Liberty Odell St Sewer

• Liberty Old Norris & Quarry Rd Sewer

• Liberty Water System Improvements

Spartanburg County

• Chesnee Streetscape

• Cowpens Streetscape

• Greer Commission of Public Works BMW Pump Station

• Greer Commission of Public Works Maple Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

• Landrum Rail Car Restoration

• Woodruff Hwy 101 Sewer

• Woodruff Strategic Plan

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