Jul 14 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Greer Commission of Public Works will receive a $1.5 million economic development grant. The funds will be used to expand the water treatment plant from 16 million gallons per day to 24 million. The expansion is designed to accommodate growth and development in the area. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Graham noted the Commission has also been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission bringing the total federal investment in the project to $2 million. ####

Jul 12 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced over $11 million in federal housing grants for Aiken, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Lexington County, Spartanburg and Spartanburg County. Brief Descriptions of the Programs:
  • The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) develops viable communities and provides housing and a suitable living environment by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households.
  • The HOME Investment Partnership Program creates affordable housing for low-income households. It allows communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
  • The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program provides housing assistance and related support services to projects that benefit low-income persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • The American Dream Downpayment Initiative promotes home ownership by providing necessary resources for downpayment and closing cost assistance to low-income and minority households.
Aiken The City of Aiken will receive $256,000 for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Charleston The City of Charleston will receive $1.288 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program; $920,554 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program; $418,000 for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant Program; and $50,217 for the American Dream Downpayment Initiative. Columbia The City of Columbia will receive $1.543 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program; $910,526 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program; $1.27 million for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant Program; and $120,835 for the American Dream Downpayment Initiative. Florence The City of Florence will receive $407,000 for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Lexington County Lexington County will receive $1.185 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Spartanburg The City of Spartanburg will receive $921,000 for the Community Development Block Grant Program and $364,010 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program. Spartanburg County Spartanburg County will receive $1.558 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program; $586,627 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program; and $64,571 for the American Dream Downpayment Initiative. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ####

Jul 08 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services in Ridgeland will receive a $488,255 grant to assist in providing comprehensive healthcare services for individuals living with HIV. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Ryan White CARE Act Title III program. Graham is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. ####

Jul 08 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Horry-Georgetown Technical College will receive a $200,883 grant to improve nursing programs and promote diversity in the nursing workforce. Graham is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Jul 08 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced IWSA Development Corporation in Rock Hill will receive a $1,679,340 Indian Housing Block Grant. The funds can be used for a variety of affordable housing activities including:
  • modernization and operating assistance for low income housing;
  • new construction;
  • acquisition or rehabilitation of rental or owner occupied housing;
  • housing services;
  • housing management;
  • crime prevention, and;
  • safety activities.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ####

Jul 08 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced ReGenesis Community Health Center in Spartanburg will receive a $408,333 grant to assist in providing primary healthcare services to the surrounding area. Community Health Center grants are designed to promote the development and operation of community-based primary health care service systems in medically underserved areas. Graham is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Jul 08 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Charleston County will receive $3.7 million in federal grants to support housing programs. The awards consist of $2.438 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program; $1.079 million for the HOME Investment Partnership Program; $91,411 for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program; and $119,418 for the American Dream Downpayment Initiative.
  • The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) develops viable communities and provides housing and a suitable living environment by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households.
  • The HOME Investment Partnership Program creates affordable housing for low-income households. It allows communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
  • The Emergency Shelter Grant Program provides funds for the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelter for the homeless and for homeless prevention activities.
  • The American Dream Downpayment Initiative promotes home ownership by providing necessary resources for downpayment and closing cost assistance to low-income and minority households.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ####

Jul 07 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Hardeeville Fire and Rescue will receive a $151,200 grant for the purchase of a new firefighting vehicle. “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.” Firefighting Vehicle grants can be used for the purchase of pumper trucks, brush trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats. 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. ####

Jul 06 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina airports will receive $4.8 million in federal grants for improvements. Bamberg County Airport Bamberg County will receive $233,344 for the construction of a partial parallel taxiway. Beaufort County Airport Beaufort County will receive $66,500 for the installation of a runway vertical/visual guidance system, and the installation of a supplemental wind indicator. Chester Municipal Airport Chester County Airport Commission will receive $1,425,000 for runway rehabilitation. Columbia Owens Downtown Airport Richland County will receive $150,000 for continued construction of a new terminal building. Conway-Horry County Airport Horry County will receive $150,000 for the installation of perimeter fencing. Florence Regional Airport The Pee Dee Regional Airport Authority will receive $120,000 to install runway lighting. Greenwood County Airport Greenwood County will receive $128,250 for runway rehabilitation, and to design taxiway rehabilitation. Hartsville Regional Airport The city of Hartsville will receive $60,000 to remove obstructions in the Runway 21 approach area. Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Lancaster County will receive $96,767 to improve the runway safety area, and to design the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System. Orangeburg Municipal Airport The city of Orangeburg will receive $90,000 to design an expansion to the apron, and for the installation of weather reporting equipment. Robert F. Swinnie Airport Georgetown County will receive $1,212,955 to rehabilitate the runway and improve runway safety areas. Rock Hill/York County/Bryant Field The city of Rock Hill will receive $150,000 to acquire land for development, design an expansion of the apron, and conduct a feasibility study for a proposed extension to the runway. St. George Airport Dorchester County will receive $54,000 for runway and apron rehabilitation design. Saluda County Airport Saluda County will receive $76,950 to acquire easements for approaches, and to support the design phase of a proposed runway, apron, and taxiway rehabilitation project. Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport The city of Spartanburg will receive $183,633 to install taxiway lighting. Summerville Airport Dorchester County will receive $546,000 to design and construct taxi lanes to hangar facilities. State of South Carolina South Carolina will receive $118,360 for obstruction mapping, specialized photography, and airport safety inspections at various airports throughout the state. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####

Jul 02 2004

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) will receive $3,746,102 in federal funding for airport improvements and equipment. The funds will be used for:
  • security enhancements including installation of perimeter fencing;
  • acquisition of an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle;
  • modifications and improvements to the terminal building including updated flight information displays and acquiring a passenger boarding bridge;
  • updating the airport master plan; and
  • access road improvements.
The grant was made by the Federal Aviation Administration. #####