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Rep Rice Applauds Grants Helping South Carolina Respond to Coronavirus


By: Tom Rice
By: Tom Rice
Date: Aug. 26, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $3.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to eight EDA Economic Development District organizations across South Carolina to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments has been awarded a $400,000 grant to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic by providing planning, coordination, technical assistance, and boost economic development activities in the region.

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments has been awarded a $400,000 grant to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic by assisting local governments with economic recovery and mitigation assistance.

"I'm happy to announce these two grants. These grants address two Seventh District priorities: relief from the economic crisis brought on by coronavirus and stimulating the economy, said Congressman Tom Rice. "These grants will help grow our local economy and improve resiliency. We will keep working with the Trump Administration to get results for the Seventh District."

"The Trump Administration is eager to allocate these essential CARES Act funds and deliver on our promise to help American communities recover from the impact of COVID-19," said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "I am proud of the perseverance and strength shown by our communities coast to coast throughout this pandemic, and these funds will help provide South Carolina with resources to make a swift and lasting economic comeback."