Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced youth programs in Allendale County, Lancaster County, and North Charleston will receive nearly $1.2 million in federal grants to help young adults complete high school and receive on-the-job training in construction.
The Youthbuild program assists students age 16 to 24. Students in the program complete their high school education and build or renovate single-family homes and multi-family apartments. The units are then sold to low-income individuals and families.
Allendale County ALIVE, Inc. will receive $400,000.
Lancaster County School District will receive $396,399.
GATE (Garrett Academic Apprenticeship, Training) will receive $400,000.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.