sc cares act grant recipients

Able South Carolina was among the nonprofits receiving grant funds. Allen Wallace photo

A big boost has arrived with the start of 2021 for many nonprofits and small and minority-owned businesses in the Midlands and across South Carolina.

Nearly 3,000 applicants for the SC Cares Act Relief Grant Programs have been notified that they will be receiving grant funds, totaling $65 million, through either the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program or the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program.

The recipients were notified individually during the last week of 2020. Panels established by the state legislature reviewed the applications and recommended recipients, and due diligence reviews of applicants were performed by the South Carolina Department of Administration.

The notification process concluded Wednesday, Dec. 30, and included all applicants the legislatively required panels recommended to receive a grant award and who received a successful due diligence review.

The SC CARES Act Relief Grant Programs were created and funded by the SC legislature through Act 154, which was signed by Governor Henry McMaster Sept. 25. The grant funds are designated for small and minority businesses and nonprofit organizations to reimburse them for costs associated with business interruption and expenses due to COVID-19.

The recipients will receive their funds in January, with exact dates based on when applicants received notification and provided payment information.

To view the 2,284 recipients of the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program who will receive a total of $40 million, click here.

To view the 686 recipients of the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program who will receive a total of $25 million, click here.

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