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Improving communities statewide.

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The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) was created to help close the gap in financial resources for infrastructure improvements statewide and lay the groundwork for economic opportunities. RIA programs and assistance are designed to meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase community sustainability by helping to maintain reliable and affordable infrastructure.
  • Improve the quality of life by addressing public health, environmental and regulatory concerns.
  • Create opportunities for economic impact by building the infrastructure capacity to support economic development.
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$96.7M
Grants
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7,500 Jobs and $2.8B Capital Investment Announced
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282 Loans Closed
$1.6B
Loans

Grants

RIA offers grant assistance to local governments and other eligible entities statewide for qualifying infrastructure projects. Eligible activities include water, sewer and storm water drainage improvements. Assistance is made available annually in two competitive funding rounds.

Loans

State Revolving Funds (SRF) provide a viable, low-cost financing option for communities to invest in waste water treatment and collection, drinking water supply and distribution, water quality and non-point source infrastructure. This federally capitalized loan program is jointly administered with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Funding Coordination

We serve as a resource for communities to access information about financial and technical assistance. RIA helps to identify affordable solutions and works with other partners to coordinate assistance. In this way, scarce resources can be leveraged to serve as a catalyst for further investments.

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