Innovation Grant Opportunity


South Carolina Workforce Development Board Offers Innovation Grant Opportunity

The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) has made $1.8 million available for the development and use of innovative workforce, education, and training practices that support SWDB’s workforce vision and objectives. The grant is made available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is designed to help jobseekers access education, employment, training and support services. 

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1. An online information session will be held on Wednesday, May 2, for all interested applicants.  

The anticipated date of award is June 29, 2018. 

The full Notice of Funding Opportunity and its attachments can be found on the SC Works webpage under Workforce Development Board Funding Opportunities. Click here to view the full Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

To view the SWDB’s Strategic Plan, “Strategies to Build a Competitive Workforce,” click here. 

To register for the online information session, click here. 

Please contact Grants Management at if you have any questions.

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Bamberg Barnwell Emergency Medical Center Receives USDA Funding for Equipment

Regional Medical Center awarded more than $148,000 in USDA Grants

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – April 10, 2018 – The Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received three grants totaling $148,140 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help fund equipment for the new Bamberg Barnwell Emergency Medical Center that will be located outside of Denmark.

The funds, awarded by the USDA’s South Carolina Office of Rural Development, will be used to purchase ultrasound and information technologies equipment. Judy Capehart, an area specialist for the USDA Rural Development office in Orangeburg, presented the grants to the RMC Board of Trustees at recent board meetings.

“Receiving these three grants from the USDA will help RMC purchase cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality and efficient care to the citizens of Bamberg and Barnwell counties. We appreciate the support of the USDA as we work to bring valuable healthcare resources to those who need them in our community,” said Charles Williams, FACHE, RMC President and CEO.

In addition to 24-hour emergency care, the new facility will provide CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound diagnostic imaging, lab and observation services. Located on 10 acres of land adjacent to Highway 70 between Denmark and Barnwell, the emergency medical center is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.


RMC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Caesar Richburg accepts grant funding on behalf of the RMC Board of Trustees from Judy Capeheart, area specialist for the USDA Rural Development Office in Orangeburg.

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