Aug 17 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $260,000 in grants to counties and cities throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement. Grant recipients include: Counties
  • Anderson County will receive $85,750 to upgrade the Sheriff’s Department communications system.
  • Darlington County will receive $35,446 to support and expand the Automated Incident Report Writing System. This system allows deputies to process incident data into a laptop and then download the data into the main server at the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Fairfield County will receive $25,284 to purchase equipment including in-car video cameras and hand held recorders.
  • Williamsburg County will receive $23,764 to purchase a fingerprint image capture machine.
Cities
  • Darlington will receive $13,162 to purchase equipment including tasers, handguns, and a trailer to transport crime scene equipment.
  • Lake City will receive $15,562 to purchase equipment for law enforcement activities in the areas of narcotics interdiction and enforcement, first responders to tactical situations, narcotics high risk interdiction, and line operations of patrol officers.
  • Sumter will receive $63,090 to purchase an in-car digital video system.
All grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. ####

Aug 15 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) will receive a $250,000 grant to support the Hampton II Boot-Up Program. The program seeks to increase student achievement in grades 9-12 through the creation of technology-rich learning environments and after school tutoring activities. In addition, the program will provide Hampton residents with access to adult education and family wellness resources and training. The Hampton II Boot-Up Program is sponsored by the USCB/Hampton Partnership Initiative which includes USCB, Hampton County School District II, the Progressive Alliance of Ministers, and the Hampton County Department of Social Services. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Aug 15 2005

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on the passing of former Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn. Graham said: “Congressman Dorn never lost his desire for service and was always a friend to our nation’s veterans. He served his state and nation with great character and integrity. With his passing South Carolina has lost one of her most noble statesmen.” ####

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 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. ####