May 28 2004
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded South Carolina $44 million in grant money for fiscal year 2004. The awards consist of $27.82 million for the Community Development Block Grant Program; $13.45 million for the HOME Investment Partnership Program; $1.44 million for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program; and $1.38 million for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program.
- 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-come 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 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program addresses the housing needs of low-income persons diagnosed with AIDS.
May 26 2004
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Little River Medical Center in Little River will receive a $1.772 million grant and Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services in Ridgeland will receive a $6.042 million grant. The funds will be used to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care services to the medically underserved population in the communities. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####
May 26 2004
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lake City will receive a $50,000 grant and a $50,000 loan to help purchase a 75-foot ladder truck for the Lake City Fire Department. The Department does not currently have a ladder truck. “Firefighters risk their lives everyday to protect South Carolinians,” said Graham. “They deserve the best equipment money can buy. This new truck will allow the Lake City Fire Department to better serve the businesses and residents of the city.” The grant and loan were awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####
May 25 2004
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON--U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Lander University will receive a $248,525 grant to support the university’s Montessori program. The funds will be used for several purposes including:
- an increase in the number of low-income children served by the preschool program;
- adding elementary certification to the Montessori Teacher Education Program;
- collaborating with local school officials in establishing a Montessori magnet school; and
- conducting research on the effectiveness of Montessori education for kindergarten and elementary-aged children.