Clyburn Secures more than $17 Million for S.C. Projects

Nov 2, 2009 Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Columbia, S.C.) – House Majority Whip and Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn secured $17.6 million in this year’s appropriations bills for agriculture, energy, water, homeland security and national parks projects for South Carolina.  Each of the entities receiving funding made a request of Congressman Clyburn for assistance. 

“I am pleased to respond to the needs of South Carolinians by securing federal funding for projects indentified by local entities,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “These projects meet goals of the federal government and benefit South Carolina by supporting preservation, infrastructure, and research and development initiatives.”

These earmarks were including in appropriations bills that have been signed into law by the President. 

Agency Recipient Project Amount
National Parks Service Congaree National Park Land acquisition--Purchase of part of the Riverstone tract $1,320,000
National Parks Service Historic Columbia Foundation Modjeska Simkins Home Restoration $150,000
Environmental Protection Agency Town of Coward Drinking water and wastewater improvements $500,000
Army Corps of Engineers Lake Marion Regional Water Agency Continue work on water/sewer line reaches $4,170,000
Department of Energy/ National Nuclear Security Administration Historically Black Colleges and Universities STEMS programs $10,000,000
Federal Emergency Management Agency Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Department Williamsburg County Emergency Operations Center $1,000,000
National Institute of Food and Agriculture Claflin University Cellulosic Biomass $469,000
TOTAL     $17,609,000


There are seven other appropriations bills pending in the Congress for fiscal year 2010.