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 2018 in Review Flyer to see how the Grants Department assisted Appalachian communities last year.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Basic and Economic Infrastructure Applications

Applications due: March 11, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

SC Rural Infrastructure Authority will be accepting applications for their Basic and Economic Infrastructure Program. Qualified infrastructure projects must protect public health and water quality by improving environmental facilities and services or building infrastructure capacity to support economic development and employment opportunities.

Community Infrastructure Applications

Application Requests due: March 15, 2019

Applications due: April 15, 2019

The SC Dept. of Commerce is accepting applications for infrastructure projects designed to produce outcomes that improve citizens’ quality of life and create a competitive environment for jobs and investment by addressing priority community development needs. Activities include water, sewer, drainage and road improvements. These grants are designed to improve the quality of life for distressed and LMI communities.

Grant Programs

Appalachian Regional Commission

Community Block Development Grants (CDBG)

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

Economic Development Administration

  • Infrastructure improvement grants for economic development

USDA - Rural Development

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

State Grant Programs

Current Projects

Anderson County

  • Airport Terminal

  • La France Mill Village West Water Upgrade


  • I-85 Sewer Upgrade

  • SC Hwy 5 Sewer Improvement

  • Lime Street Park and Trailhead


  • Littlejohn Community Center Renovation


  • West End Sewer Phase 4


  • Park and Amphitheater

  • Tank Branch Neighborhood Revitalization


  • Bent Creek Sewer Extension

Honea Path

  • Chiquola Mill Clearance


  • Downtown Streetscape


  • Downtown Streetscape


  • Mechanic Street Streetscaping

  • Westinghouse Sewer Upgrade

Pickens (City)

Powdersville Water District

  • Hwy 153 Business Corridor Water Improvement

Spartanburg Community College

  • SPARK Facility Improvements

West Union

  • Water System Improvement


  • Belton Drive Sewer Upgrade


  • Downtown Streetscape Improvements

  • US 221 Force Main Upgrade


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