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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stormwater Infrastructure Program

The South Carolina General Assembly appropriated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the South Carolina Office of Resilience (SCOR) for projects that will lessen the impact of flooding. Through SCOR’s Stormwater Infrastructure Program, $55 million is available to counties, cities, and towns to carry out stormwater infrastructure projects.

Who can apply?

Counties, cities, towns, and tribal governments in all 46 counties of South Carolina are eligible to apply. Projects can be state-run or run by the subrecipient.

What types of projects are eligible?

Both traditional "grey" infrastructure and nature-based or "green" infrastructure projects are eligible for funding.

Grey Infrastructure Green Infrastructure
New storm sewer pipes Rain Gardens
Upsize/replace existing storm sewer pipes Stormwater Planter Boxes
Culverts Bioswales
Ditches Stormwater Tree Trenches
Curbing Infiltration Trenches
Catch Basins Stormwater Wetlands
Other traditional conveyance solutions Pervious Surfaces
  Other innovative nature-based solutions

Certain projects may also be eligible for funding via other ARPA-funded programs. Learn more about the SC Rural Infrastructure Authority SCIIP program here.

What is the timeline?

Outreach will continue through August 2022. SCOR will accept applications during September and October 2022, and will award projects in December.

ARPA timeline

View and download the full SCOR ARPA information packet here (PDF).