- State Grants
- Case Studies
- Utility Viability
RIA regularly coordinates with other SC Infrastructure Funders including representatives from federal and state agencies that provide funding for infrastructure in South Carolina. These collaborative efforts help to address funding gaps and identify solutions to current challenges.
RIA’s Regional Feasibility Planning Grant is designed to support water and sewer systems in planning for long-term viability through regional solutions. Eligible entities that are seeking a path to viability, including regional consolidation or other partnerships, may apply for assistance to assess the feasibility and resource requirements of various alternatives in order to make informed decisions.
The Water Finance Clearinghouse includes two searchable databases: one contains available funding sources for water infrastructure and the second contains resources such as reports, weblinks, webinars etc. on financing mechanisms and approaches that can help communities access capital to meet their water infrastructure needs.
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards.
The Rural Water Loan Fund (RWLF) is a funding program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of small water and wastewater utilities. The RWLF provides low-cost loans for short-term repair costs, small capital projects, or pre-development costs associated with larger projects. The RWLF was established through a grant from the USDA/RUS, and repaid funds used to replenish the fund and make new loans.
The SERCAP Loan Fund Program provides loans to local governments, public service authorities, homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, and other community entities for the development and/or construction of large-scale community projects.