Clyburn Secures $11.3 Million for South Carolina

Dec 10, 2009 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Financial Services

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced he has secured more than $11.3 million in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for South Carolina projects.  The bill passed the House today, and is expected to be approved by the Senate next week. 

“I am pleased these federal investments will be coming to South Carolina to help rebuild and restore our economy,” Congressman James E. Clyburn said.  “Local entities identified and requested these projects because local leaders believe they were needed and important to the future growth and development of their communities.  I am proud to support their vision.” 

Below is a list of projects and funding levels requested by Congressman Clyburn in the bill: 

Funding Agency Recipient Purpose Amount
Department of Education Columbia College Masters Degree program for divergent learning $200,000
Department of Education Trident Technical College Nursing education program $500,000
Department of Health & Human Services SC HIV/AIDS Council HIV/AIDS prevention $200,000
Department of Health & Human Services Healthy Learners Rural health outreach $110,000
Department of Health & Human Services Morris College Facilities and equipment $275,000
Department of Health & Human Services Palmetto Health Foundation Facilities and equipment $375,000
Institute of Museum & Library Services Town of Jamestown Books and materials for Jamestown County Library $100,000
Military Construction/Veterans Administration South Carolina McEntire Air National Guard Base Joint Force Headquarters Building $1,300,000
Housing & Urban Development City of Charleston Construction of the International African American Museum $525,000
Federal Aviation Administration Florence Regional Airport Drainage and concourse improvements $500,000
Federal Highway Administration Orangeburg County I-95/SC301 Interchange $1,700,000
Federal Highway Administration City of Columbia Harden Street reconstruction $500,000
Federal Highway Administration City of Columbia North Main Street $500,000
Small Business Administration The Export Consortium I-95 Corridor Project—develop export opportunities for companies along the corridor $150,000
Small Business Administration University of South Carolina Innovista Center for Entrepreneurial Development $100,000
Department of Education Save the Children Literacy program $100,000
NASA ScienceSouth Technology, engineering and scientific programs $500,000
Department of Justice Claflin University Forensic s laboratory $1,000,000
Department of Justice Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Alternative youth education program $500,000
Department of Justice Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club At-risk youth intervention $400,000
Department of Justice Sumter Sheriff’s Department Visual intelligence technology $1,000,000
Department of Justice Old Bethel CDC, Charleston At-risk youth programs $300,000
Department of Justice A Better Way Project gang-out $250,000
Department of Justice Voorhees College Domestic Violence program $250,000
TOTAL     $11,335,000


The Consolidated Appropriations Act includes federal spending for Fiscal Year 2010 for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.  Combined, the six bills total $446.8 billion in discretionary budget authority.