Webinar to be Held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 to Answer Questions about the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

The South Carolina Department of Administration and Guidehouse will be conducting a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, from 3-4 p.m., to provide guidance and answer questions on the application process for the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program.

Agenda topics will include:

  • Program Background
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Required Documentation
  • Grant Program Timeline
  • Overview of Evaluation Process
  • Calculation Worksheet Walkthrough
  • Application Portal Walkthrough
  • Available Resources
  • Question/Answer Session

If you are interested in attending, please follow the link below to register.

Once registered, you will receive a calendar invitation with the link to join the webinar.

Please share this meeting invitation with those who may be interested in attending as well.

The meeting will have a limit of 3,000 participants, but if this number is exceeded and participants are unable to join, a recording of the session will be posted to the accelerateSC website.

To register: https://scadmin-training.webex.com/scadmin-training/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5b38eaf0f9559eb1178a2cf587ff49c3

You may know about these two new opportunities already, but just in case… check it out!  Great SC grant opportunities, one for minority and small biz and one for non-profits.   

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program  

Provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.  

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000 

Eligibility Criteria: 

Employ 25 or fewer employees 

Physically located in South Carolina 

In operation from October 13, 2019 to present 

Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19 

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020 

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020. 

Nonprofit Relief Grant Program 

Provides grants to nonprofit organizations to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19. 

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $50,000 

Eligibility Criteria: 

Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service 

Registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State 

Physically located and providing services in South Carolina 

In operation from October 13, 2019 to present 

Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19 

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020 

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020. 

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Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation Free National Virtual Event November 18, 2020

All Land is not Creating Equal: Unleashing Family and Community Wealth through Landownership  Free National Virtual Event: November 18, 2020 1:00 -7:00 PM ET  Event Description: When it comes to the roots of wealth inequality in the United States, what is the “worst problem you never heard of”?  For many, that answer is a confounding phenomenon called “heirs’ property” or “fractionated land.” 

Heirs’ property is land that has been passed down through generations without a will – creating shared ownership among many descendants. Over time, unless title to the land is cleared and land rights secured, the opportunity for those owners to use their land for economic benefit is limited. As a result, underserved vulnerable landowners throughout the country – especially, women, indigenous people, Black Americans and the poor – have involuntarily lost their family property through contested claims, unaffordable high transaction costs, forced sales to speculators, and outright fraud. Black families alone, researchers estimate, have lost hundreds of billions of dollars in such land value over the last century. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers Heirs’ Property the “leading cause of Black involuntary land loss.” 

In celebration of the Center’s 15th anniversary – and the 35th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, which helped spark the Center’s start-up – we invite you to learn about the role of land in wealth inequality, about heirs’ property and fractionated land, and about strategies and policies that can address this issue to build rural regions and urban communities that are more inclusive and resilient. Join us for any or all these insightful-and-action-provoking sessions! 

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