Congressman James E. Clyburn

Proudly Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS PACKAGE

March 15, 2022

PACKAGE INCLUDES NEARLY $155 MILLION IN COMMUNITY PROJECT FUNDING FOR SC-06

COLUMBIA, SC – Today, Congressman James E. Clyburn applauded House passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022. This legislation includes more than $373 million to fund community projects in South Carolina and nearly $155 million of that is designated for projects in the Sixth Congressional District. The package also includes additional funding for key priorities like broadband, health care, transportation, housing, historic preservation, and the “10-20-30” initiative to target resources to communities in need. The legislation is expected to be approved by the Senate in the coming days.

This appropriations package reflects final bipartisan agreement of federal spending for the current fiscal year. For the first time in 12 years, the package includes projects requested by communities that Members of Congress have supported with direct federal resources.

“Passage of this federal funding package is a significant accomplishment for President Biden. It marks another bipartisan, bicameral package and ensures the government continues to function and provides necessary resources to build a better America,” Congressman Clyburn said. “I am especially pleased community projects are funded through this package to cut through red tape and directly address locally-identified needs.”

South Carolina 6th district projects funded in the FY 2022 omnibus appropriation legislation are:

Project

Sponsor

Description

Location

Funding Received

Proposed Murdaugh Center Project

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc.

Construction of a comprehensive senior center, The Murdaugh Center, on 1.25 acres of agency-owned property centrally located in downtown Kingstree at 110 West Mill Street.

Kingstree, SC

$2,883,469

City of Columbia Police Camera Upgrades

City of Columbia

To modernize the City of Columbia’s Police body-worn and in-car camera program.

Columbia, SC

$709,000

City of Sumter Police Department Upgrades

City of Sumter

To replace the Sumter Police Department’s aging in-car cameras, desktop computers, and to update servers which will allow storage for the body-worn camera videos

Sumter, SC

$246,000

Lower Richland Alumni Foundation’s Community Cares Project

Lower Richland Alumni Foundation

Creation of a crime-reduction initiative led by the Lower Richland Alumni Foundation, the Sheriff’s Department, and other area stakeholders that will be community-focused and data-driven.

Richland County, SC

$800,000

Lakes Marion and Moultrie

US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District

Water infrastructure project for the Orangeburg-Berkeley reach, which would provide water to the U.S. Highway 176 corridor in Orangeburg and Berkeley counties in the Camp Hall area.

Orangeburg County and Berkeley County, SC

$19,785,000

Small Business Research and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute

South Carolina State University

Implementation of a research and entrepreneurial training program to enhance small business sustainability and strengthen the survival rate for small businesses in the Orangeburg community

Orangeburg, SC

$1,000,000

Southern Coastal Biodiversity Project (Slater tract)

U.S. Forest Service

To protect 3,800 acres of mature forest and increase public recreation.

Jasper, SC

$9,457,000

Benedict College B.E.S.T. Lives Center

Benedict College

Creation of a state-of-the-art learning hub to provide direct services to a range of underserved students, with a focus on military families, former foster care youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and adult learners.

Columbia, SC

$3,200,000

Pediatric Health Facility Creation

Cooperative Health

Creation of a pediatric health facility in Richland County

Richland County, SC

$2,175,000

Williamsburg County Hospital Construction

The Medical University of South Carolina

For the construction of a new hospital and medical equipment to serve the communities of Kingstree, Lake City, and the surrounding region.

Williamsburg, SC

$12,727,000

Columbia International University Student Training

Columbia International University

Train students for high-demand jobs as well as provide resources necessary to educate students lacking access to broadband

Columbia, SC

$750,000

Flight Line Support Facility

Joint Base Charleston

Construct a flight line support facility which will include administration and warehouse areas to support the current C-17 fleet.

North Charleston, SC

$29,000,000

Fire and Rescue Station

Joint Base Charleston

A new station will centralize essential emergency dispatch services into a 911 dispatch center, maximizing base and airfield fire protection.

North Charleston, SC

$30,000,000

Hazardous Cargo Pad

McEntire JNG Base

Provide the 169th Fighter Wing a hazardous cargo pad.

Eastover, SC

$9,000,000

Charleston International Airport Upgrades

Charleston County Government

To create a new access roadway to Charleston International Airport.

North Charleston, SC

$16,172,000

Putting the Tech back in Denmark Tech: Enhancing 61-year-old facilities to provide transformational Career and Technical Education Programs

Denmark Technical College

Renovation of two campus industrial buildings, the replacement of wastewater lift stations on campus, the replacement of building doors throughout the campus to support ADA compliance.

Denmark, SC

$3,000,000

South Sumter Demolition

Sumter County Government

Demolition of 220 vacant and dilapidated structures in South Sumter.

Sumter, SC

$1,600,000

Rehabilitation of the S.H. Kress building in downtown Orangeburg, SC for the Claflin University Downtown Community Center

Claflin University

Rehabilitation the S.H. Kress building in downtown Orangeburg, SC. The restored building will be used to house the Claflin University Center for Social Justice, Pathway from Prison program, young professionals’ studio housing, and development of a Business Incubator site.

Orangeburg, SC

$3,000,000

Restoration of Historic Waverly - Good Samaritan Hospital

Allen University

Restoration and expansion of the Waverly-Good Samaritan Hospital building to create additional space for new programs and to serve a larger population of students.

Columbia, SC

$4,290,000

Sumter Pride

City of Sumter

Eliminate vacant and dilapidated properties that create a physical hazard and impede community development.

Sumter, SC

$750,000

Greater St. George Wastewater Project

Dorchester County, South Carolina

Construction of three new water pumps and a new force main to extend wastewater infrastructure to an area not currently served by a public utility.

St. George, SC

$4,288,000

Total

     

$154,832,469

The legislation also contains many other priorities championed by Congressman Clyburn, including:

  • $5.37 million for the African American Civil Rights Network, of which $3.4 million will support the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina, and an additional $27.625 million for historic preservation of sites and stories related to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • $5 million for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission to promote economic development in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
  • The extended authorization of the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, which Congressman Clyburn’s legislation created as part of the National Heritage Areas Act of 2006.
  • The extended authorization of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, which was created by legislation written and sponsored by Congressman Clyburn and enacted as part of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996.
  • $1.7 billion for Community Health Centers, $65 million more than the FY21 bill.
  • $550 million to expand high-speed broadband service and improve education and telehealth. This includes an additional $450 million for the ReConnect program, which has already helped more than 200,000 rural residents get connected. These funds are in addition to the $65 billion for broadband included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
  • $20 million for legal assistance for tenants facing eviction, which matches the FY21 total and is modeled after legislation Congressman Clyburn introduced in 2020.
  • $11.5 million, an increase of $500,000, for the Rural Energy Savings Program, an initiative originally introduced by Congressman Clyburn in 2010 for energy efficiency improvements in rural areas.
  • $10 million for HBCU Historic Preservation, the full amount of authorized funds, for a program created after Congressman Clyburn secured a 1998 General Accounting Office report that identified historic structures on HBCU campuses in need of restoration. Grantees are not required to provide matching funds.
  • $5 million for South Carolina HBCUs to support the pit production mission at the Savannah River Site; a $2 million increase from FY 21.
  • Nearly $1.6 billion for the Savannah River Site, including full funding for Payment in Lieu of Taxes to provide critical funding for schools, emergency services, and county operations in Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell counties.
  • Language throughout the bill and committee reports directing departments and agencies to target spending in certain programs to persistent poverty communities through the “10-20-30” formula and other mechanisms, including language directing the Office of Management and Budget to take steps to target funding to these areas in programs across the federal government.

Section-by-section summaries of the legislation, which also includes emergency funding for Ukraine, are available at the following links:
Omnibus
Ukraine Supplemental

President Biden is expected to sign the legislation into law after Senate approval.

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