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 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 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 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 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 08 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced two organizations will receive more than $232,000 in federal grants to benefit Williamsburg County. The Nesmith Community Improvement Association in Kingstree will receive a $132,913 grant to establish a revolving loan fund to assist small and emerging businesses in the county. Telamon Corporation in Columbia will receive a $100,000 grant to repair and rehabilitate low-income homes in the Williamsburg/Lake City Enterprise Community. Both grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####

Aug 08 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Myrtle Beach International airport will receive a $340,251 grant. The project will allow for a new regional airport feasibility study to be undertaken by the Northeast Strategic Alliance (NESA) to examine the need for a new regional commercial service airport. Graham has worked closely with NESA on various projects including airport improvements and securing funding for Interstate 73. NESA promotes the development of the ten county area including the historic Pee Dee and Waccamaw regions and the coastal areas of the Grand Strand and Georgetown. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####

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. ####

Aug 03 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $1.2 million in grants to counties and cities throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement. Grant recipients include: Counties
  • Aiken County will receive $48,808 to purchase equipment including digital cameras and in-car cameras.
  • Cherokee County will receive $28,725 to purchase a police cruiser and communications equipment.
  • Colleton County will receive $38,806 to purchase radar units.
  • Dillon County will receive $19,163 to purchase communications equipment.
  • Dorchester County will receive $34,125 to purchase computer equipment and software.
  • Florence County will receive $60,810 to improve digital imaging capabilities and purchase vehicle audio/video equipment.
  • Greenville County will receive $224,115 to purchase equipment and fund an adult drug court in the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
  • Laurens County will receive $42,007 to fund several projects including education and fingerprinting programs for children, and a community crime prevention education program.
  • Lee County will receive $15,002 to purchase vehicle equipment and tasers.
  • Marlboro County will receive $22,884 to purchase a four-wheel drive vehicle to assist with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Program.
  • Pickens County will receive $21,203 to enhance the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT).
  • Spartanburg County will receive $122,059 to purchase in-car digital cameras.
  • York County will receive $65,770 to purchase a targeting system for the Weapons Training Facility, communications equipment, and mobile data and field reporting systems.
Cities
  • Bennettsville will receive $16,683 to enhance the Crossroads Program to help eliminate school suspensions.
  • Charleston will receive $78,732 to purchase a firearms training system to be used by multiple law enforcement agencies in the Charleston area.
  • Florence will receive $61,090 to purchase two vehicles, laptop computers, projectors, and office equipment for the Community Services Division.
  • Georgetown will receive $13,642 to deploy a speed monitoring device.
  • Lancaster will receive $35,246 to purchase equipment, computer technology, and other support materials.
  • Mt. Pleasant will receive $10,722 to upgrade evidence/crime scene software.
  • North Charleston will receive $119,459 to purchase equipment including cameras and radar equipment.
  • Spartanburg will receive $96,455 for the purchase mobile data terminals and software and to make tactical enhancements.
  • Summerville will receive $17,163 to purchase and upgrade patrol laptop computers.
  • West Columbia will receive $32,045 to provide enhanced training for officers and to purchase tasers and a defibrillator.
All grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. ####