INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDERS COORDINATING COMMITTEE
The SC Infrastructure Funders Coordinating Committee is comprised of representatives from federal and state agencies, including the SC Rural Infrastructure Authority, that provide funding for infrastructure in South Carolina. Regular meetings are held to discuss projects, address funding gaps and identify solutions to current challenges. As a result of these efforts, the Infrastructure Funders Coordinating Committee has developed two resources to assist entities seeking assistance, including the Funding Resources chart and the Project Information Form.
Infrastructure Funding Agencies
• US Department of Agriculture Rural Development (Rural Utility Services)
Water and Environmental Programs provide loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and towns of 10,000 residents or less. Public entities, non-profit organizations and recognized Indian tribes may qualify for assistance.
• US Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Public Facilities Programs empower distressed communities to revitalize, expand and upgrade their physical infrastructure, and generate or retain long-term, private sector jobs and investment.
• SC Department of Commerce
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides grants to units of local government in areas of the state that do not directly receive their own funding from HUD. CDBG grants can fund a wide variety of projects from revitalizing neighborhoods to improving community infrastructure, providing public facilities and creating or retaining jobs.
Appalachian Regional Development Program (ARC) offers funding for increasing job opportunities and per capita income, strengthening the capacity of the workforce, and developing or improving infrastructure.
• SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
State Revolving Fund (SRF) provides long-term, low-interest rate loans for building or repair to waste water and drinking water plants or distribution systems and stormwater quality improvement projects.