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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.
South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center- Durability Track
South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) received grant funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct a slope hill and break testing lane for the State’s only Automotive Test Track. Covering approximately 400 acres, current elements include: a one-mile straightaway; 1,700-ft durability track; 1,000-ft brake lane; a slope hill with 10% and 20% grades and split mu features; and an on-site fire department. Surfaces include asphalt, concrete and off-road areas. From research to final production this dynamic testing facility features a secure, closed testbed environment to meet the testing needs of the automotive industry. Thid on-site automotive test bed is uniquely positioned to serve the continued growth of South Carolina’s world-class automotive industry.
Learn more by visiting their website: https://itic-sc.com/testing-facilities
Appalachian Regional Commission $500,000
Total Project Costs $2,382,275
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.