Representatives of the S.C. Promise Zone will offer an informational update about what’s happening in the federally-designated area during a special Oct. 17 meeting in Ridgeland prior to the regular meeting of Jasper County Council.
Please join us. Promise Zone partners, supporters and members of community organizations and neighborhoods are invited to learn about the area’s success since the designation was awarded. The meeting also will include a short focus group session to share plans for a new entrepreneurial training program for the region and get input on the kinds of training opportunities sought in the county.
TIME: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 17, 2016
WHERE: Jasper County Council chambers in the Jasper County Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Courthouse Square, Ridgeland, S.C.
NOTE: The meeting is not expected to last beyond 5:30 p.m., but Promise Zone representatives will be available until 6:30 p.m. when they are to make a short presentation to county council members.
New funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone
In this update, you will find new information and recent news on a variety of topics, including:
RECENT NEWS: A new scholarship opportunity from the Alger program, plus a tax incentive bill by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., that would benefit Promise Zones
NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Learn about the USDA’s major new Strategic Economic and Community Development program and how it can help your community. This section includes information on a dozen more new federal and nonprofit funding opportunities.
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Read how your community can get a team of young people from Americorps to volunteer to strengthen your community. This section includes 10 other funding opportunities related to food, nutrition, water, community economic development and more.
COMING EVENTS: Learn how to register for an April 28 workshop in Charleston that provides information about the New Markets Tax Credit and how South Carolinians can access those funds. Seven other events include webinars and calls on various topics: brownfields, local food financing, food systems, the Affordable Care Act, community development and crowdfunding.
RESOURCES: If you were not able to attend a federal broadband workshop on March 23 in Barnwell, you can download PowerPoint presentations through a link in this section. Also available is information on a food promotion program, community development and infrastructure, vacant land reuse, brownfields and more. Read more →