Rep. Jim Clyburn secures over $40M for SC community project funding

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – United States House of Representatives Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on Friday announced that he has secured over $40M in funding for community projects in South Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District as part of the House-Passed appropriations package.

$19,785,000 would go towards a water infrastructure project on the Orangeburg-Berkeley Reach, which will provide water to areas in Orangeburg and Berkeley Counties in the Camp Hall area.

Impacts to the Lowcountry would include

  • $3,000,000 towards the Greater St. George Wastewater Project, which would place three new water pumps and a new force main to extend wastewater infrastructure in Dorchester County.
  • $2,883,469 towards the proposed Murdaugh Center Project, which would construct a “comprehensive hub senior center” in Downtown Kingstree.
  • $3,000,000 towards the Rehabilitation of the S.H. Kress building in Downtown Orangeburg, which will be used by Claflin University.

Other notable funding includes:

  • $5.83M for community health centers.
  • $907M for rural broadband
  • $20M for legal assistance for tenants facing eviction

Click here for a full breakdown.

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