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South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Grants

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South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority
Sep 12, 2022

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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
  • Regional Feasibility Planning: Support utilities in planning for long-term viability through regional solutions, including non-construction costs for engineering, financial, or other planning expenses

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

Award ceiling:

  • Basic and Economic Infrastructure:Up to $500,000 for a 24 month project period
  • Regional Feasibility Planning: Up to $100,000 for a 12 month project period

Matching funds are required based upon project type and location.

Application process

Follow the instructions on the Apply for a Grant page.

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

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