Below are the Congressionally Directed Spending requests that Senator Graham submitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. These projects are important for the continued growth of South Carolina. Additional funding requests will be publicly announced in the coming days and weeks. 

Energy & Water

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

City of Charleston, South Carolina

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

$1,500,000

The funds will be used to conduct a feasibility study for tidal and inland-related flood risk management. 

City of Charleston

Lakes Marion and Moultrie, South Carolina

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

$18,000,000  

The Orangeburg/Berkeley Reach will provide water to the U.S. Highway 176 corridor in Orangeburg County and Berkeley County in the Camp Hall area. The reach is a component of the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency (LMRWA), which is among the Corps' priority projects under the existing WRDA authorization for Lakes Marion and Moultrie, SC.

Orangeburg County and Berkeley County

Waccamaw River, Horry County, South Carolina

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

$1,000,000

The additional funds are needed for an expedited study.

Horry County

Military Construction

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

Aircraft Maintenance Hanger Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort 

$122,600,000

Constructs an aircraft maintenance hangar with applied instructional space, multi-story parking facility, operations support spaces, and a hangar shop annex to support the F-35 training squadron at MCAS Beaufort. 

Beaufort

Hazardous Cargo Pad, McEntire Joint National Guard Base

McEntire JNG Base

$9,000,000  

This pad will provide the 169th Fighter Wing a hazardous cargo pad, which they currently do not possess.

Columbia

Joint Base Charleston Fire and Rescue Station 

Joint Base Charleston

$30,000,000

A new Fire and Rescue Station at Joint Base Charleston is needed to centralize essential emergency dispatch services into a 911 dispatch center and maximize base and airfield fire protection.

Charleston 

Joint Base Charleston Flight Line Support Facility

Joint Base Charleston

$29,000,000

This project will construct a flight line support facility which will include administration and warehouse areas for Joint Base Charleston. This project will support the current C-17 fleet. 

Charleston

Reception Barracks Complex, Ph 1, Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson $21,000,000 The estimated cost to complete the project is higher than originally requested and the project will not be able to be completed without these additional funds.   Columbia

Recycling/Hazardous Waste Facility, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort $5,000,000 This project provides required adequate and efficiently configured facilities to support recycling across MCAS Beaufort and provides proper handling and storage of hazardous waste. Beaufort

USMC Unspecified Minor Construction 

MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island

$13,700,000

This request for $13.7 million will support unspecified minor construction at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort as well as Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island.  These projects include an F-35 Operational Support Facility and the Instrument Landing System project at MCAS Beaufort as well as Entry Control Facility improvements at MCRD Parris Island.  These projects are critical to ensuring that our military installations are secure and provide the force the logistical facilities they need to accomplish their mission.

Beaufort

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

Town of Pacolet- Police Department Equipment Update 

Town of Pacolet

$52,000

To replace end-of-life police patrol vehicles in the Town of Pacolet. 

Pacolet

Sumter Police Department- Police Technology 

City of Sumter

$246,000  

To replace the Sumter Police Department's aging in-car cameras, desktop computers, and to update servers that will allow storage for the body-worn camera videos. 

Sumter

City of Columbia Police Department Body-Worn/In-Car Camera Cloud Solution

City of Columbia

$709,000

To modernize the City of Columbia's Police body-worn and in-car camera program.

Columbia

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

Greater St. George Wastewater Project

Dorchester County

$4,288,000

Provide wastewater collection and treatment system.

Dorchester County

Sumter Pride

City of Sumter

$750,000

Eliminate vacant and dilapidated properties that create a physical hazard and impede community development. 

City of Sumter

Saluda Grade Rail Trail

Upstate Forever

$250,000  

To continue planning as well as business and land development associated with the trail corridor.

City of Greer

Whiskey Road Corridor - Powderhouse Road Connector

City of Aiken

$8,000,000

To create a roadway network to ease congestion along Whiskey Road.

City of Aiken

Charleston Airport Connector Road Project

Charleston County Government

$16,172,000

To create a new access roadway to Charleston International Airport.

Charleston County

I-73

Horry County Government $15,000,000

To complete right-of-way acquisition for I-73 corridor.

Horry County

Interior, Environment and Related Agencies

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

Rock Hill Water Plant Alum Sludge Dewatering Facility

City of Rock Hill

$8,000,000

To construct a sludge dewatering facility to allow for treatment and offsite disposal.

City of Rock Hill

Northside Gravity Sewer

City of Aiken

$2,500,000  

To install new sewer lines which will expand capacity and provide access to areas served by septic.

City of Aiken

Southern Coastal Biodiversity Project (Slater)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

$10,000,000

To protect 3,800 acres of mature forest and increase public recreation.

Jasper County

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Project Name

Recipient Name

Funding Request

Project Purpose

Project Location

Williamsburg-Lake City Hospital

The Medical University of South Carolina

$12,727,000

For the construction of a new hospital and medical equipment to serve the communities of Kingstree, Lake City, and the surrounding region.

Williamsburg

Veterans Educational Expansions and Access in Rural Communities

Northeastern Technical College

$2,000,000

Facilitate industry transition training for current and former members of the U.S. armed forces in the aviation industry.

Cheraw

Cooperative Health Adolescent Care Center

Cooperative Health

$2,175,000

Creation of a pediatric health facility in Richland county.

Richland County

Beaufort Memorial Hospital Operating Room Renovation

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

$17,997,000

Beaufort Memorial Hospital emergency department capability expansion.

Beaufort

Education and Training for Monticello Road Corridor

Columbia International University $750,000 Train students for high-demand jobs as well as provide resources necessary to educate students lacking access to broadband. Columbia

Veteran Resource Center

Upstate Veteran Resource Center $2,000,000 Resource hub focusing on increasing service availability for veteran mental health and substance abuse programs. Greenville

Benedict Empowers Students and Transforms Lives Center

Benedict College

$3,200,000

Learning hub that focuses on military families to address educational access, workforce development, and employment.

Columbia

Limestone University

Limestone University

$610,000

Purchase of state-of-the-art biology and chemistry lab equipment to train healthcare workers. 

Gaffney

John H. (Johnny) Isakson Center for Brain Science and Neurological Disorders

University of Georgia $5,000,000 To further support research related to Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Athens