Dean Van Pelt

  • NEWS: Researchers looking for ways to broaden broadband

    A recent story in The (Charleston) Post and Courier highlighted efforts in the S.C. Promise Zone to improve broadband Internet access throughout the rural region of the state. An excerpt: “So in 2015, when the federal government designated six counties along the Savannah River a high-poverty “promise zone” that gets special status in grant programs,…

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  • NEWS: 17 complete intensive grant training program

    JAN. 8, 2017 – Seventeen Promise Zone representatives recently completed an intensive, four-day Grant Writing Certification Program offered by SouthernCarolina Alliance to give them better tools to seek grants and take advantage of opportunities offered by the Promise Zone designation. “We have heard some frustrations from our partners, supporters and the general public on how…

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  • 10/13 UPDATE: New grant opportunities and more

    New grant funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone UPDATE OVERVIEW In […]

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  • 9/21 UPDATE: New grant opportunities and more

    COORDINATOR’S CORNER: Dean Van Pelt outlines a recent $4 million Labor Department grant submitted through a Promise Zone collaboration. RECENT NEWS: Learn more about a new Bamberg business and a television chef who visited the area to push education.

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