Mar 02 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $500,000 in grants to fire departments in Gaffney, Latta, Orangeburg, and Spartanburg. “Firefighters risk their lives to protect others, and they deserve the best equipment and training available,” said Graham. “Firefighters are some of the heroes in our midst.” The grants were awarded in one of three program areas:
  • Operations and Firefighter Safety Program: The funds may be used for training, wellness, and fitness programs; the purchase of firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment; and modifications to fire stations and facilities.
  • Firefighting Vehicle Acquisition Program: The funds may be used for the purchase of firefighting vehicles including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats.
The grants awarded include: Gaffney Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $127,089 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Latta Latta-Dillon County Fire Department Area 2 will receive a $117,329 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Orangeburg West Middle Fire Department will receive a $157,500 Firefighting Vehicle Grant. Spartanburg Croft Fire Department will receive a $131,157 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. The Assistance to Firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in the community. The program supports departments by providing them the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel. Grantees share in the cost of the funded project at a percentage based on the population of their respective jurisdiction. Grantees that serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or fewer residents are required to provide a non-Federal cost-share of 10 percent while grantees that serve jurisdictions of over 50,000 provide a 30 percent cost-share. The match must be in cash without the use of in-kind contributions. In addition, the maximum amount of federal funds that an applicant can be awarded is $750,000 during any fiscal year. The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####

Mar 02 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will receive a $26,283,735 grant for preparedness activities related to implementing the State Homeland Security Strategy. “The tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed our world forever,” said Graham. “Threats continue to exist from terrorist organizations determined to destroy our way of life. Law enforcement officers and first responders are on the front lines defending South Carolina and protecting our citizens. The sacrifice made by these brave men and women make them some of the heroes in our midst.” The money will be used to support programs that enhance coordination of regional efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, and natural disasters. The funding includes $16,925,018 for the State Homeland Security Program; $6,154,552 for the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program; $2,761,710 for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program; $227,592 for the Metropolitan Medical Response System; and $214,863 for the Citizen Corps Program. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####

Mar 02 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina will receive a $20,521,015 grant for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the state. The funds, awarded under the Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program, can be used to provide a variety of services to low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Feb 23 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced nearly $1,000,000 in grants to fire departments in Beaufort, Bowman, Cheraw, Conway, Greer, North Charleston, Orangeburg, and Pomaria.. “Firefighters risk their lives to protect others, and they deserve the best equipment and training available,” said Graham. “Firefighters are some of the heroes in our midst.” The grants were awarded in one of three program areas:
  • Operations and Firefighter Safety Program: The funds may be used for training, wellness, and fitness programs; the purchase of firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment; and modifications to fire stations and facilities.
  • Firefighting Vehicle Acquisition Program: The funds may be used for the purchase of firefighting vehicles including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats.
  • Fire Prevention Program: The funds may be used for public education and awareness activities, fire code enforcement, fire inspector certification, the purchase and installation of smoke alarms and fire suppression systems, wildland fire mitigation, and arson prevention and detection. The grants awarded include: Beaufort Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District will receive a $153,212 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Bowman Bowman Volunteer Fire Department will receive an $80,973 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Cheraw Brocks Mill Rural Fire Department will receive a $139,500 Firefighting Vehicle Grant. Conway Horry County Fire/Rescue will receive a $48,206 Fire Prevention Grant. Greer City of Greer Fire Department will receive a $65,880 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. North Charleston City of North Charleston Fire Department will receive a $98,035 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Orangeburg Orangeburg Department of Public Safety will receive a $370,827 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Pomaria Consolidated Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $43,223 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. The Assistance to Firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in the community. The program supports departments by providing them the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel. Grantees share in the cost of the funded project at a percentage based on the population of their respective jurisdiction. Grantees that serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or fewer residents are required to provide a non-Federal cost-share of 10 percent while grantees that serve jurisdictions of over 50,000 provide a 30 percent cost-share. The match must be in cash without the use of in-kind contributions. In addition, the maximum amount of federal funds that an applicant can be awarded is $750,000 during any fiscal year. The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####

Feb 22 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Greenwood County Airport will receive a $150,000 grant for taxiway rehabilitation. The funds will be used for the rehabilitation of Taxiway D as it is in poor condition and in need of repair. This project will ensure enhanced safety of ground operations by aircraft using the taxiway at the airport. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####

Feb 22 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced airport grants for Charleston and Florence. Charleston: Charleston Executive will receive $2,173,250 to rehabilitate runways, conduct an airport master plan study, and expand an apron. The master plan will help the airport identify future development needs and associated capital costs. The funds will also allow for the expansion of an existing aircraft parking apron to accommodate current demand at the airport and rehabilitates existing Runways 9/27 and 4/22 surfaces because they are in poor condition and are in need of repair. Florence: Florence Regional will receive $2,302,188 to assist in rehabilitating an airport apron and runway in addition to acquiring a handicapped passenger lift. The aircraft loading device for handicapped passengers will help ensure the airport is in compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986. Funds will also be used to rehabilitate Runway 1/19 pavement which is in poor condition in areas. #####

Feb 16 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $580,000 in grants to fire departments in Dillon, Lyman, Olanta, Pageland, and Taylors. “Firefighters risk their lives to protect others, and they deserve the best equipment and training available,” said Graham. “Firefighters are some of the heroes in our midst.” The grants were awarded in one of three program areas:
  • Operations and Firefighter Safety Program: The funds may be used for training, wellness, and fitness programs; the purchase of firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment; and modifications to fire stations and facilities.
  • Firefighting Vehicle Acquisition Program: The funds may be used for the purchase of firefighting vehicles including pumpers, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats.
  • Fire Prevention Program: The funds may be used for public education and awareness activities, fire code enforcement, fire inspector certification, the purchase and installation of smoke alarms and fire suppression systems, wildland fire mitigation, and arson prevention and detection. The grants awarded include: Dillon Floyd Dale Rescue and Fire Department will receive a $172,800 Firefighting Vehicle Grant. Lyman Tyger River Fire Service Area will receive a $115,388 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Olanta Olanta Rural Fire Department will receive a $225,000 Firefighting Vehicle Grant. Pageland High Point Fire District will receive a $15,576 Fire Prevention Grant. Taylors Taylors Fire Department will receive a $60,185 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. The Assistance to Firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in the community. The program supports departments by providing them the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel. Grantees share in the cost of the funded project at a percentage based on the population of their respective jurisdiction. Grantees that serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or fewer residents are required to provide a non-Federal cost-share of 10 percent while grantees that serve jurisdictions of over 50,000 provide a 30 percent cost-share. The match must be in cash without the use of in-kind contributions. In addition, the maximum amount of federal funds that an applicant can be awarded is $750,000 during any fiscal year. The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####

Feb 14 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Mitford Rural Water District in Fairfield County will receive an $800,000 grant and $1.004 million loan. The funds will be used for an expansion to the current water system. The expansion consists of the construction of 241,000 feet of waterlines. The expansion adds an additional 32 users. When completed, the project will have 962 residential users and 25 other users. #####

Feb 10 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced over $4.8 million in grants to South Carolina airports. “Airports play a vital role in growing the local economy by making the area more attractive for economic development and business recruitment,” said Graham. “These grants are an investment in the future of our state.” Beaufort County Airport: Will receive $1,021,250 for construction of a partial parallel taxiway to accommodate general aviation and improve safety of aircraft operating at the airport. The project will also allow for the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing aircraft apron to maintain pavement investment, increase the existing aircraft parking area, and enhance aircraft operational safety. Conway-Horry County Airport: Will receive $150,000 to allow a second phase of perimeter fencing to be installed at the airport. Darlington County Jetport: Will receive $776,620 for a 500-foot extension. Funds will also be used to improve the current runway safety area to enhance safety to airport users. This project will provide for the relocation of an airport road to allow for recommended improvements to the apron area. Greenville Spartanburg International Airport: Will receive $2,690,695 for the construction of a new interstate interchange and rehabilitation of runway lighting. The new interchange will improve safety and capacity. The grant will provide for the widening of GSP Drive to provide a more efficient access road system. Replacement of existing problematic regulators in the airfield lighting vault will be accomplished in this grant. In addition, the emergency generator system will be replaced due to age and occurring failures. Lancaster County-Mc Whirter Field: Will receive $ 150,000 to rehabilitate the existing runway edge lighting system. North Myrtle Beach: Grand Strand Will receive $205,000 for the upgrading of existing airport airfield signage to increase airport safety Orangeburg Municipal Airport: Will receive $510,000 for the expansion of the existing apron area to accommodate increasing aircraft parking demand and safe ground operations. #####

Feb 09 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $400,000 in grants to fire departments in Anderson, Bennettsville, Boiling Springs, Columbia, Cope, Pacolet, and Pawleys Island. “Firefighters risk their lives to protect others, and they deserve the best equipment and training available,” said Graham. “Firefighters are some of the heroes in our midst.” The grants were awarded in one of two program areas:
  • Operations and Firefighter Safety Program: The funds may be used for training, wellness, and fitness programs; the purchase of firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment; and modifications to fire stations and facilities.
  • Fire Prevention Program: The funds may be used for public education and awareness activities, fire code enforcement, fire inspector certification, the purchase and installation of smoke alarms and fire suppression systems, wildland fire mitigation, and arson prevention and detection.
The grants awarded include: Anderson Flatrock Bowen Fire Department will receive a $57,610 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Bennettsville City of Bennettsville Fire Department will receive a $4,500 Fire Prevention Grant. Boiling Springs Boiling Springs Fire Department will receive a $61,015 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Columbia EdVenture Children’s Museum will receive a $36,103 Fire Prevention Grant. Cope Canaan Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $119,288 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Pacolet Pacolet Station Fire District will receive a $98,811 Operations and Firefighter Safety Grant. Pawleys Island Midway Fire and Rescue will receive a $22,804 Fire Prevention Grant. The Assistance to Firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in the community. The program supports departments by providing them the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel. Grantees share in the cost of the funded project at a percentage based on the population of their respective jurisdiction. Grantees that serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or fewer residents are required to provide a non-Federal cost-share of 10 percent while grantees that serve jurisdictions of over 50,000 provide a 30 percent cost-share. The match must be in cash without the use of in-kind contributions. In addition, the maximum amount of federal funds that an applicant can be awarded is $750,000 during any fiscal year. The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####