Community Project Funding

FY 2022

ProjectDescriptionLocationFunding Received
Proposed Murdaugh Center ProjectConstruction of a comprehensive senior center, The Murdaugh Center, on 1.25 acres of agency-owned property centrally located in downtown Kingstree at 110 West Mill Street.Kingstree, SC$2,883,469
City of Columbia Police Camera UpgradesTo modernize the City of Columbia’s Police body-worn and in-car camera program.Columbia, SC$709,000
City of Sumter Police Department UpgradesTo replace the Sumter Police Department’s aging in-car cameras, desktop computers, and to update servers which will allow storage for the body-worn camera videosSumter, SC$246,000
Lower Richland Alumni Foundation’s Community Cares ProjectCreation of a crime-reduction initiative led by the Lower Richland Alumni Foundation, the Sheriff’s Department, and other area stakeholders that will be community-focused and data-driven.Richland County, SC$800,000
Lakes Marion and MoultrieWater infrastructure project for the Orangeburg-Berkeley reach, which would provide water to the U.S. Highway 176 corridor in Orangeburg and Berkeley counties in the Camp Hall area.Orangeburg County and Berkeley County, SC$19,785,000
Small Business Research and Entrepreneurial Leadership InstituteImplementation of a research and entrepreneurial training program to enhance small business sustainability and strengthen the survival rate for small businesses in the Orangeburg communityOrangeburg, SC$1,000,000
Southern Coastal Biodiversity Project (Slater tract)To protect 3,800 acres of mature forest and increase public recreation.Jasper, SC$9,457,000
Benedict College B.E.S.T. Lives CenterCreation of a state-of-the-art learning hub to provide direct services to a range of underserved students, with a focus on military families, former foster care youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and adult learners.Columbia, SC$3,200,000
Pediatric Health Facility CreationCreation of a pediatric health facility in Richland CountyRichland County, SC$2,175,000
Williamsburg County Hospital ConstructionFor the construction of a new hospital and medical equipment to serve the communities of Kingstree, Lake City, and the surrounding region.Williamsburg, SC$12,727,000
Columbia International University Student TrainingTrain students for high-demand jobs as well as provide resources necessary to educate students lacking access to broadbandColumbia, SC$750,000
Flight Line Support FacilityConstruct a flight line support facility which will include administration and warehouse areas to support the current C-17 fleet.North Charleston, SC$29,000,000
Fire and Rescue StationA new station will centralize essential emergency dispatch services into a 911 dispatch center, maximizing base and airfield fire protection.North Charleston, SC$30,000,000
Hazardous Cargo PadProvide the 169th Fighter Wing a hazardous cargo pad.Eastover, SC$9,000,000
Charleston International Airport UpgradesTo create a new access roadway to Charleston International Airport.North Charleston, SC$16,172,000
Putting the Tech back in Denmark Tech: Enhancing 61-year-old facilities to provide transformational Career and Technical Education ProgramsRenovation of two campus industrial buildings, the replacement of wastewater lift stations on campus, the replacement of building doors throughout the campus to support ADA compliance.Denmark, SC$3,000,000
South Sumter DemolitionDemolition of 220 vacant and dilapidated structures in South Sumter.Sumter, SC$1,600,000
Rehabilitation of the S.H. Kress building in downtown Orangeburg, SC for the Claflin University Downtown Community CenterRehabilitation the S.H. Kress building in downtown Orangeburg, SC. The restored building will be used to house the Claflin University Center for Social Justice, Pathway from Prison program, young professionals’ studio housing, and development of a Business Incubator site.Orangeburg, SC$3,000,000
Restoration of Historic Waverly – Good Samaritan HospitalRestoration and expansion of the Waverly-Good Samaritan Hospital building to create additional space for new programs and to serve a larger population of students.Columbia, SC$4,290,000
Sumter PrideEliminate vacant and dilapidated properties that create a physical hazard and impede community development.Sumter, SC$750,000
Greater St. George Wastewater ProjectConstruction of three new water pumps and a new force main to extend wastewater infrastructure to an area not currently served by a public utility.St. George, SC$4,288,000
Total  $154,832,469

FY 2023

ProjectDescriptionFunding Received
Orangeburg Railroad Corner ProjectRehabilitation of the historic State Theater on Boulevard Street near downtown Orangeburg. The rehabilitated facility will house a Civil Rights museum that will serve as a centerpiece of Orangeburg’s Railroad Corner Redevelopment.$703,256
South Carolina State University ROTC Training CenterConstruction of a modern 35,000 sqft. ROTC Multipurpose Complex on campus to provide training and academic space for ROTC cadets. The facility will house classrooms, training rooms, living quarters, multi-purpose spaces and administrative spaces.$4,000,000
Claflin University Bioscience Research and Technology CenterConstruction of a new science and technology building that will serve as the central core for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research at Claflin University.$17,417,000
City of Sumter COPS Technology ProjectUpgrades to ballistic evidence system.$510,000
Lakes Marion and Moultrie, SCWater infrastructure project for the Orangeburg-Berkeley Reach, which will provide water to the U.S. Highway 176 corridor in Orangeburg and Berkeley counties in the Camp Hall area.$10,511,000
Charleston Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management ProjectPreconstruction, Engineering, and Design of the project to protect the peninsula of Charleston from coastal storms.$13,325,000
Charleston Flood Risk Management ProjectBegin new feasibility study to mitigate inland, tidal, and non-coastal storm related flooding throughout Charleston.$200,000
Charleston Harbor ProjectReimbursement for local funds advanced for the Charleston Harbor Post-45 Deepening Project.$10,000,000
USC Civil Rights CenterPlanning, design, and execution of sitework and utility infrastructure phase of a construction project to house the University’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research. This Center will chronicle, preserve, and share the contributions of South Carolina to the American Civil Rights Movement.$1,500,000
Benedict College Academic CenterConstruction of the Benedict College Music Academic Complex to expand Benedict College offerings and host local, regional and national music events.$3,000,000
Skilled Trades Training EquipmentExpansion and upgrades of training equipment for the Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades programs.$1,000,000
Hampton County Recreation ComplexConstruction of a comprehensive recreational complex to improve the health and social well-being of Hampton County citizens.$3,000,000
Black River Park ProjectDevelopment of Black River Park and Trail.$4,600,000
Pee Dee Healthy Start Workforce Development InitiativeProvide career-credentials, training, and other workforce services to high-risk and at-risk youth, ex-offenders, persons with disabilities, and the long-term unemployed and underemployed in Williamsburg, Florence, and Sumter counties.$1,000,000
USC Biomedical Research ProjectBiomedical research and facilities upgrade.$4,500,000
USC Stroke Research ProjectFacilities and equipment for stroke research and care.$2,505,000
CIU Nursing Education ProgramIncludes the purchase of equipment.$915,000
MUSC Research Development and Facilities UpgradeMedical University of South Carolina for facilities and equipment.$6,250,000
Roper St. Francis Facilities UpgradeFacilities and equipment upgrade.$3,775,000
Roper St. Francis Oncology CareFacilities and equipment for oncology care.$6,475,000
USC Alzheimer’s ProjectFacilities and equipment for Alzheimer’s diagnosis and care.$7,750,000
USC School of Law Center ProjectLaw center, including curriculum development, Student scholarships, and teacher stipends.$950,000
Jasper YMCA FacilityExpansion of the YMCA recreational facility in Jasper County to provide recreational activities and other critical services to low-income families that reside in Jasper County.$1,500,000
Haven at Palmer PointeClose the funding gap on an affordable housing development project in Columbia, S.C.$3,000,000
Alex Chatman Judicial Complex-AuditoriumRenovation of the Alex Chatman Judicial Complex-Auditorium to bring it up to compliance with building and fire codes to allow the facility to remain open to serve the public for community events and judicial matters.$750,000
The Second Chance ProjectEmployment for at-risk youth in local theater productions. The program will train participants in the fundamentals of theater production, acting and support, and Gullah culture. Participants will learn their cultural roots, develop positive social networks, and increase their personal resiliency to reduce the risk of violence and criminal justice involvement in the community.$500,000
Calhoun County Emergency Operations CenterConstruction of a new Emergency Operations Center to serve as the central point for county emergency response agencies to manage response and recovery efforts for any major disaster in Calhoun County.$1,668,263
Carolina Youth Development Center Security EnhancementSecurity equipment and technology.$361,000
Total $111,665,519

FY 2024

ProjectProject DescriptionAmount
Allen UniversityAllen University Agribusiness Incubator$850,000.00
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer AuthorityWaterline Extension & Fire Safety Improvements$750,000.00
Benedict CollegeBenedict College Academic Center$850,000.00
Charleston Co. Aviation AuthorityCharleston Int’l Airport Construction of Airport Apron$23,000,000.00
Charleston CountyEconomic Development$7,000,000.00
Charleston HarborHarbor deepening reimbursement$25,000,000.00
City of CharlestonTidal and Inland Flooding Study$600,000.00
City of ColumbiaRiverview Terrace Water Main Replacement$575,000.00
City of ColumbiaAssembly Street Rail Separation Project$10,000,000.00
City of SumterDrug and Substance Analyzer local law enforcement equipment purchase –$157,000.00
City of SumterSumter County North Main Street Enhancements Project$1,000,000.00
Claflin UniversityClaflin University Welcome Center at Railroad Corner$1,000,000.00
College of CharlestonSC Marine Resource Center renovation$1,325,000.00
Denmark Technical CollegeFacility Improvement Project$1,000,000.00
Ft. JacksonAdditional funding for the construction of Reception Barracks Complex, Phase 2 at Ft. Jackson$101,000,000.00
Historic Charleston FoundationRepair of historic structures/affordable housing$1,250,000.00
Joint Base CharlestonAdditional funding for the construction of National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Charleston$6,500,000.00
Lakes Marion and MoultrieLake Marion Regional Water Agency Construction$23,769,000.00
Morris CollegeMorris College Law Enforcement Training Certificate Program$963,000.00
Orangeburg CountyConstruction of County Law Enforcement Complex$886,000.00
Pee Dee Healthy Start, Inc.Bridging the Gap$963,000.00
South Carolina State UniversityRural Telehealth Initiative$1,000,000.00
Town of LincolnvilleTown of Lincolnville Charles Ross Building Improvements$4,116,279.00
University of South CarolinaUniversity of South Carolina – Center for Civil Rights History & Research$1,050,000.00
University of South CarolinaDevelopment and expansion of semiconductor manufacturing$4,500,000.00
University of South CarolinaResearch for advanced battery storage$2,160,000.00
University of South CarolinaConstruction of ROTC Facility at USC$10,000,000.00
Voorhees CollegeRural Workforce Institute$1,000,000.00
Walterboro-Colleton County Airport CommissionLowcountry Regional Airport Runway 5/23 Pavement Rehabilitation Project$500,000.00
Williamsburg CountyWilliamsburg County Waste Management Improvement$500,000.00
Total $233,264,279