Jun 03 2022

Graham Submits Funding Requests For South Carolina Transportation, Homeland Security Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) submitted the following member-directed spending requests for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Homeland Security projects in South Carolina. Graham made the requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which he serves.

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding requests include:

  • Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry: $450,000 for facility improvements.
  • Coastal Carolina University: $6.3 million for pedestrian safety projects.
  • City of Clemson: $2.6 million for public infrastructure improvements.
  • City of Sumter: $5 million for bridge reconstruction.
  • City of Sumter: $1.4 million to improve the Shot Pouch Greenway.
  • Town of Kingstree: $4.6 million for park infrastructure.
  • Town of Mount Pleasant: $2.5 million for dock safety improvements.
  • Town of Summerville: $10 million for road safety improvements.
  • Town of Yemassee: $9.8 million for wastewater infrastructure.
  • Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity: $3.22 million to increase affordable housing.
  • Horry County: $22 million for an interchange extension.
  • Jasper County: $33 million for wastewater infrastructure.
  • Laurens County: $14.55 million for road safety improvements.
  • Orangeburg County: $9.5 million for a senior resource facility.
  • Orangeburg County: $8.34 million for road and pedestrian safety improvements.
  • REWA Renewable Water Resources: $6.3 million to construct wastewater infrastructure sewer and pumping station upgrades in Greenville County.

The Homeland Security funding requests include:

  • City of Myrtle Beach: $6.15 million for stormwater improvement project.
  • Town of Mount Pleasant: $5.67 million for drainage resilience.
  • South Carolina Emergency Management: $10.95 million for facility upgrades and modernization.

“I believe it is important that elected officials have a say in how taxpayer money is spent and not rely on bureaucrats in Washington to protect South Carolina’s interests,” said Graham. “The funding requests for member-directed spending items are public record. Every person will be able to judge for themselves if these are worthwhile requests. I believe these projects meet those requirements and will pay dividends for our state in the years to come.”