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South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Grants

South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority
Mar 11, 2024

The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) provides grants for the development of infrastructure in rural areas of the state.

Eligible activities include new construction, upgrades, improvements, and/or extensions of publicly owned water infrastructure, sewer infrastructure, and storm water drainage facilities.

Funding may be used for:

  • Basic infrastructure: Assist communities in bringing systems into compliance with environmental quality standards, protecting public health from environmental concerns, or improving the capacity and sustainability of existing infrastructure
  • Economic infrastructure: Build local infrastructure capacity to support economic development activities that will lead to the creation or retention of jobs and boost opportunities for economic impact within communities
  • Emergencies: Projects that require an urgent response to resolve a documented emergency
  • Infrastructure planning: Supports water, sewer, and stormwater systems in planning for long-term viability

Eligible applicants include:

  • Units of local government
  • Special purpose districts
  • Public works commissions
  • Public works districts

Local Governments may apply on behalf of nonprofit water and sewer companies.

Geographic coverage
South Carolina
Amount of funding

Up to $1,000,000

Matching funds are required based upon project type and location.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application are available on the program website.

Submit 2 hard copies of the application and PDF files on a flash drive to:

SC Rural Infrastructure Authority
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201

PDF files may be emailed to in lieu of sending a flash drive.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Environmental health · Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · South Carolina

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.