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. ####

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. ####