Impacting Rural Communities

Communities in South Carolina are preparing for the future by upgrading, improving and expanding their physical infrastructure. From the installation of pipes in the ground to the development of facilities that supply basic services, communities are taking steps to build the infrastructure necessary to support economic development and maintain a high quality of life for residents. The SC General Assembly created the Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) to help build the capacity of rural communities to compete for jobs and investment as well as to provide environmental facilities that protect public health and meet quality standards. To achieve this purpose, the RIA offers competitive grants and other financial assistance to support qualified rural infrastructure projects in areas that are most in need.  Learn more.