Aug 15 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $454,000 in grants to counties throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement. Grant recipients include:
  • Berkeley County will receive $89,494 to provide equipment and training for the Special Response Teams, the Investigative Division, School Resource Officers, the Uniform Patrol Division, and the K-9 Unit.
  • Beaufort County will receive $75,172 to purchase and implement a Reverse 911 Notification System that will enable the county to notify citizens of various situations including severe weather, hazardous material exposure, terror alerts, Amber alerts, and other situations deemed necessary by the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department.
  • Charleston County will receive $95,255 to purchase video cameras, digital cameras, and flight helmets for Sheriff’s department helicopter pilots. In addition, the funds will be used to pay a salary in the Solicitor’s office.
  • Greenwood County will receive $85,573 and will share the grant evenly with the City of Greenwood. The County will use the funds to upgrade equipment for first responders. The City will use funds to improve law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities provided to the local community.
  • Orangeburg County will receive $109,217 to purchase surveillance equipment, patrol unit equipment, and desktop computers.
All grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. ####

Aug 11 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Highway Eighty-Eight Water Company in La France will receive a $407,000 grant and a $1,337,000 loan for water system improvements. The funds will be used for installation of a pumping/metering station, installing trunk main in the heart of the distribution system, installing new mains throughout the system, and enhancing system hydraulics. The grant and the loan were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####

Aug 10 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Donaldson Center will receive a $1,385,000 grant to acquire 6.14 acres of land needed for development. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the National College of District Attorneys (NCDA) in Columbia will receive an $867,861 grant to help stop abuse and sexual assault against older individuals and individuals with disabilities. The NCDA will collaborate with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and other organizations to develop two national curricula for training prosecutors and victim advocates. The programs will instruct participants in recognizing, addressing, investigating, and prosecuting cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and violence against individuals with disabilities. The NCDA is a non-profit educational institution that provides continuing legal education and training for prosecuting attorneys through programs specifically tailored to meet their needs. NCDA was established by the National District Attorneys Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association in 1970 and moved its headquarters to the University of South Carolina Law School in 1999. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education will receive a $2,468,637 grant to support GEAR UP programs across the state. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. South Carolina GEAR UP (SCGU) will implement programs in twenty-two schools across the state. SCGU will start working with students in the seventh grade to produce positive, long-term, and systemic effects on low-income student participation in postsecondary education. Programs will be implemented based on a needs assessment and include professional development, curriculum improvement, mentoring, tutoring, summer programs, program evaluation, and encouraging business and community partnerships. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lancaster County School District will receive two federal grants for more than $742,000. They will receive a $492,423 grant to support the Lancaster County GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. Lancaster County School District will provide a comprehensive network of services including tutoring, college awareness workshops, enhanced guidance, parent workshops, field trips to colleges and universities, and a scholarship program funded by a private foundation. The school district will also receive a $250,441 grant to provide professional development for arts educators. The funds will be used to support professional development programs in elementary and secondary schools for music, dance, drama, media arts, visual arts, and other arts programs. Both grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced The Citadel will receive a $178,400 grant to support its GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. The Citadel will provide teacher training for rigorous and relevant academics, especially in math and science; establish a Parent University to help parents understand the benefits of college attendance; and, provide GEAR UP students with academic preparation in reading and math. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Claflin University will receive a $520,000 grant to support its GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is a national grant program to support early college preparation and awareness activities for low-income students. The goal of the Claflin GEAR UP Program is to ensure disadvantaged at-risk middle school and secondary students enrolled at target schools in Orangeburg are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in postsecondary education. The program begins to work with students in the sixth grade at both middle schools in Orangeburg School District Five. Activities include mentoring, tutoring, counseling, financial aid information, parental involvement and empowerment training. In addition, students are offered opportunities to participate in after-school and extended-day activities, Saturday academies, a five week Summer Enrichment Institute, and college visits. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Aug 09 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Timmonsville will receive a $1,792,000 grant and a $3,063,000 loan to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####

Aug 08 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Calhoun Falls will receive a $373,100 grant and a $211,000 loan for infrastructure relocation. The funds will be used to relocate water and sewer lines along the new rights of way of Highway 72. The South Carolina Department of Transportation will also contribute $334,226 to this project. The grant and loan were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####