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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.
Appalachian Regional Commission $500,000
SC Aeronautics Commission $500,000
Anderson County $1,574,858
Total Project Costs $2,574,858
Apply Now for the Appalachian Leadership Institute!
ARC is now accepting applications for the fifth class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI)!
ALI is a free, nine-month leadership and economic development training program that helps prepare the next generation of Appalachia's public, private, and nonprofit leaders to build a stronger future for the region.
We're looking for 40 Fellows from all 13 Appalachian states — and all walks of life — for the Class of 2023-2024.
Learn more and apply by June 1 at arc.gov/leadership.
Appalachian Regional Commission
Community Block Development Grants (CDBG)
Economic Development Administration
USDA - Rural Development
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.