Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Allendale County Alive and the University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive federal grants.
The grants total more than $383,000 and will assist business and economic development efforts in Allendale and the surrounding communities.
- Allendale County ALIVE will receive a $250,000 grant to establish a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF will be used to assist entrepreneurial activities and business expansions in Allendale County and the towns of Allendale, Fairfax, Sycamore, and Ulmer. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- The USC Research Foundation will receive a $133,841 grant to provide support for the USC Salkehatchie Leadership Center (SLC) in Allendale. The center provides training in leadership development, support services to agencies and non-profit organizations, and, runs a small business development center. The SLC serves Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton Counties. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.