Two grant-training sessions scheduled for April

One-day, intensive training sessions seek to catalyze requests for funding in region

MARCH 23, 2017  |  The Center for a Better South will offer one-day grant-writing courses on April 20 in Bamberg and April 21 in Yemassee to help organizations improve skills for seeking federal funding available through the S.C. Promise Zone. Read more

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Jasper County lands $100 million solar investments

Dominion today announced plans to build, own and operate two solar generating facilities in 2017 in Jasper County that will generate 81.4 megawatts of power.  The projects’ investment of $100 million is expected to bring 200 construction jobs, according to news releases.

“Dominion is excited to work with a number of partners, including Solvay and South Carolina Electric and Gas, not only to bring additional non-carbon-emitting solar generation to the power grid but also to add to our South Carolina energy infrastructure portfolio,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. “We are proud of the work we are doing in South Carolina to help people, electric and gas distribution companies and industry access clean energy.”

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said, “Every time a company invests in our state, it shows a commitment to succeeding here, and that couldn’t be more important to our people. This investment represents the continuance of a lasting partnership between the state of South Carolina and Dominion.” Read more

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Walterboro hosts Saturday grant training workshop

Thirteen Promise-Zone area residents met all day March 4 in Walterboro to learn about how to write grant applications from South Carolina native Vanessa Nelson-Reed through an agreement with the University of South Carolina.

More trainings are being developed for April and May.  Information will be released soon when details are confirmed. Read more

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NEWS: A dozen attend Center’s first training class


A dozen professionals from around the S.C. Promise Zone attended the Center for a Better South’s first day-long training class on Feb. 3 to help to build capacity in the region.



Participants met at USC Salkahatchie for the workshop to learn more about how to write compelling grant applications.  South Carolina native Patrick Patterson of Global Partners for Fathers & Families taught the class, which was funded through a technical training grant to the Center by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more

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