The South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP) is a major one-time initiative to improve water, wastewater and stormwater systems throughout the state using federal funds allocated by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). SCIIP offers a unique opportunity to make long-term capital improvements that will strengthen critical services to residents and businesses across the state, create more resilient communities and build the capacity to support future opportunities for growth and economic development.

SCIIP Grant Application Deadline is September 12, 2022.

Webinar Information

Missed the event? Don’t worry, the SCIIP webinar was recorded!

 To view the recording of the SCIIP webinar, click here: Coming Soon.

Technical Assistance

Scheduled Regional Meetings

 To provide technical assistance throughout the state on the SCIIP, we have scheduled four regional meetings as shown below.

  • Duncan/Spartanburg – July 12th 
  • Aiken – July 19th
  • Florence – July 21st
  • Summerville – July 26th

Registration link coming soon!

Competitive Programs

Community Impact Grant: $683M

• 60% for large utilities
serving 30K or more people.
• 25% local investment requirement.

• 40% for smaller utilities
serving less than 30K people or
utilities in Tier III/IV counties. • 15% local investment requirement.

Regional Solutions Grant: $80M

Funding for projects that result in regional consolidation, new or expanded operating agreements or other partnerships, particularly with smaller systems that have viability concerns.

• 15% local investment requirement.

Viability Planning Grant: $20M

Grants up to $1 million maximum will go to very small systems serving 3,300 or fewer people that want to address viability concerns or evaluate regional options as well as to identify capital improvement needs.

• No local investment requirement.

Funding Available

$900 million in total program funding

$10 million may be requested per project or application for competitive infrastructure grants.

Eligible Applicants

Units of local government, special purpose districts, commission of public works and joint municipal organizations. Units of local government may apply on behalf of non-profit water and sewer systems. Applicants must generally own or operate the facilities to be improved.

Eligible Activities

Water, wastewater and stormwater

Water and sewer are key to life. The right water and sewer systems in a county can transform a tax base, creating jobs, good schools, and a vibrant community. With this investment … we can ensure that South Carolina will have the workforce, the infrastructure, and the quality of life necessary to compete nationally and globally for jobs and investment – for generations to come.

-South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster