Jun 23 2003
SC Department of Public Safety to Receive Over $1 Million in Federal Grant Money for Substance Abuse Programs
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the South Carolina Department of Public Safety a $1.074 million dollar grant to support substance abuse treatment programs. The funds will be used to support residential substance abuse treatment facilities that are set apart from programs in correctional or detention facilities. The programs supported by this grant are intended to support previously unserved or underserved populations, and provide treatment for six to twelve months. Treatment programs will focus on the substance abuse problems of offenders and develop their cognitive, behavioral, social and vocational skills. Projects to be funded may include treatment programs for high-risk offenders between the ages of 17 and 25 sentenced under the South Carolina Youthful Offender Act. “This money will help rehabilitate drug offenders, and help them to become more productive members of society,” said Graham.
Jun 20 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Florence and Rock Hill $200,000 each for a brownfields assessment grant. Florence will use the grant to perform environmental site assessments on brownfields in seven targeted areas of the city. These include a 20-acre site that inhibits economic growth in some low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood. Rock Hill will use the funds to conduct four Phase II assessments of former textile mills in the Arcade-Westside neighborhood area. Funds also will be used to conduct community outreach activities and redevelopment of planning for three of the four sites to be assessed. The Arcade-Westside area contains several small business operations, but has lost four major textile mills in the last 15 years. The 2,500 residents of the neighborhood surrounding the targeted area relied heavily on these mills for employment. On January 11, 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. Under the Brownfields law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants and job training grants. The Brownfields Program brings together states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic development to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.
Jun 19 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded grants to Greenville County, Charleston County, and the City of Spartanburg totaling $9.18 million. The money will support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) programs.
- Greenville County will receive $2.92 million for CDBG Programs for neighborhood revitalization, infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation, and new home ownership programs; $1.199 million in HOME Investment Partnership funds; and $91,000 in ESG funds.
- Charleston County will receive $2.499 million for CDBG Programs primarily consisting of housing rehabilitation, water and sewer facilities, storm drainage, and other housing and public facility improvements; $1.085 million for HOME Investment Partnership Programs; and $99,000 in ESG funds.
- The City of Spartanburg will receive $922,000 for CDGB Programs for housing rehabilitation, home ownership programs, public services, code enforcement, land acquisition, and economic development; and $366,274 for HOME Investment Partnership Programs.
- The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) develops viable communities and provides decent 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.
Jun 19 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded the University of South Carolina a $343,000 grant for clinical research. The money will be used to conduct clinical research related to neurological disorders. This funding is a continuation of previous awards to support this research. “The cutting edge research done at USC and other universities in our state places our institutions at the top of their field,” said Graham. “I am proud of their work, and their effort to help improve lives.”
Jun 19 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $296,000 grant and approved a $1.299 million loan to Trico Water Company in Dillon County. The funds will be used for the installation of water lines in the Bingham area of Dillon County, and the installation of transmission lines from the Fred Hyatt Water Treatment Plant to connect with the existing treatment system at the I-95 and SC-38 interchange. This project is expected to benefit over 5,400 households and numerous commercial and industrial users. “This project will help Trico more effectively serve the people of Dillon County,” said Graham. “It will increase their ability to provide a reliable source of water to residents, and more efficiently dispose of waste. This money improves lives, and makes the area more attractive for economic development.”
Jun 18 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) a $185,000 Rural Business Enterprise grant to assist minority owned businesses. The funds will be used to provide technical assistance to approximately 10 new small to medium minority-owned manufacturing companies. The grant service area includes 30 under-developed counties in South Carolina, identified by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. “This is a great investment in South Carolina’s economy,” said Graham. “This money will help establish new businesses, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth in regions of the state that may otherwise receive little attention. By supporting these businesses from the ground up, they will have a greater chance at success.” Graham also noted that this project calls on the SCMEP to offer continued support to the businesses assisted by this initial grant.
Jun 17 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the South Carolina Department of Public Safety a $1.99 million grant to help combat violence against women. The STOP Violence Against Women program encourages the development and implementation of effective, victim-centered law enforcement, prosecution, and court strategies to address violent crimes against women. The program is a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim advocacy organizations to enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable for their crimes against women. “It’s truly unfortunate that South Carolina has one of the highest rates in the nation of murder committed by men against their wives or partner,” said Graham. “We can and need to do better. I hope and believe this grant is a step in the right direction. We must protect the safety and security of our citizens and hold criminals accountable for their actions.”
Jun 13 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control a $2.23 million grant. The funds will be used for chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts in the state. “This is good news for South Carolina,” said Graham. “Protecting public health of our citizens is a solid investment in the future.”
Jun 12 2003
Wes Hickman or Kevin BishopWASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has released funds for South Carolina. Graham announced the earmarks when they were approved by Congress in February.
- $2,000,000 to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for improvements to US 17/521 in Georgetown;
- $1,000,000 to SCDOT for the Railroad Avenue Extension in Berkeley County;
- $496,750 to SCDOT for improvements to the I-26 Little Mountain Interchange in Greenville;
- $250,000 to the Partnership for Tomorrow for a rail relocation study in Greer. This project would eliminate rail crossings, and open land for economic development or recreation purposes.