The South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (“SCTIB”) recently approved financial assistance for four major infrastructure projects, demonstrating the need for action in the state. Data released at the state level shows that the bipartisan Infrastructure Act will work for South Carolina. The Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SwiFT) initiative is helping to improve the energy efficiency of participating water resource recovery facilities. The South Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is helping low-income families reduce their energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave South Carolina a D+ grade on its infrastructure report card, and the state may request funding to modernize data collection systems to collect near-real-time data on all reported accidents, including fatalities, to improve safety. The Better Buildings Initiative is providing solutions to communities in South Carolina and other states. The historic bipartisan Infrastructure Act will improve the lives of millions of South Carolina residents, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century. The South Carolina Energy Office offers several loan and grant programs to help implement energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation projects.
Communities may apply for grants from community-owned utility companies to support the repair or replacement of leaking and unsafe cast-iron and bare steel natural gas distribution pipes. The South Carolina Climate Assistance Program helps residents of each of the state's 46 counties and is coordinated through eight community action agencies. The South Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity is the managing agency of the South Carolina Climate Assistance Program, which is helping to improve infrastructure and transportation in South Carolina's communities. This program is providing access to resources that can help make a difference in people's lives, while also helping to create a more sustainable future for generations to come.