Congressman Clyburn Secures Funding for South Carolina Projects

Sep 5, 2007

(Washington, DC) For the first time in years, the U.S. House of Representatives returned to Washington after the August recess without any appropriations bills on its calendar. All 12 bills setting funding levels for federal agencies have passed the House well before the October first start of the federal fiscal year, an accomplishment previously Republican-controlled Congresses were unable to achieve.

Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn secured more than $50 million in legislatively directed spending for South Carolina in this appropriations cycle.

“I am pleased my current position in the Congress enables me to help insure that South Carolina receives its fair share of federal funding for important local projects,” Congressman Clyburn said. “Each of these projects was funded as the result of a request I received from a community, organization, or elected official. They address real needs in South Carolina, and failing to support these needs presented by my constituents would be a dereliction of my duties and responsibilities.”

The following list includes all funding requests by Congressman Clyburn broken down by appropriations bills:

Transportation, Housing & Urban Development

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Brainerd Institute Foundation

Restore historic institute for education center in Chester

$100,000

City of Charleston

International African American Museum

$800,000

City of Columbia

CMRTA Transit Facility

$750,000

City of Florence

Community Activity Center

$200,000

Paxville Community Development Corporation

Complete construction of community center

$100,000

South Carolina Department of Transportation

I-95/SC-301 interchange improvements

$1,500,000

Georgetown County Council

Georgetown Airport runway extension

$1,000,000

INNOVISTA

Greene Street/William Street Connector in Columbia

$250,000

 

TOTAL

$4,7000,000

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Charles R. Drew Wellness Center

Youth wellness program in Columbia

$235,000

Communicare

Create an automated pharmacy

$285,000

Palmetto Health Foundation

Renovate and expand capacity at Children’s Hospital in Columbia

$1,000,000

Pee Dee Healthy Start

Provide services for rural underserved mothers and their infant children

$88,000

South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council

Reduce HIV/AIDS incidences

$185,000

Voorhees College

Diabetes research

$135,000

Williamsburg County First Steps

Early childhood school preparation

$87,000

College Summit

Increasing college performance in underperforming students in SC

$135,000

Trident Technical College

Enhance nursing laboratory

$200,000

 

TOTAL

$2,350,000

Interior

Project

Description

Funding Amount

City of Charleston

Address drainage issues

$150,000

Goodwill Historical Society of Sumter

Goodwill School restoration

$300,000

Town of Andrews

Water and wastewater improvements

$500,000

 

TOTAL

$950,000

Financial Services

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Williamsburg County

Commodity Development Small Business Initiative

$231,000

 

TOTAL

$231,000

Energy & Water

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Claflin University

Biofuel research

$500,000

EngenuitySC

Applied research, commercialization activities and training

$1,500,000

South Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Math and Science research

$10,500,000

Lake Marion Regional Water Agency

Water treatment plant

$6,000,000

Edisto Island

Environmental study

$218,000

 

TOTAL

$18,718,000

Defense

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Claflin University

Detection and Remediation Response to biological and chemical weapons

$1,000,000

Medical University of South Carolina

Health disparities outreach, research and training

$10,000,000

University of South Carolina

Eliminating health barriers for recruits

$3,000,000

South Carolina Concurrent Technologies

Green product evaluation and implementation program

$3,000,000

Defense CS of Bamberg

Antiballistic Windshield Armor

$2,500,000

 

TOTAL

$19,500,000

Agriculture & Rural Development

Project

Description

Funding Amount

Clemson University

Peach tree short life

$278,000

Clemson University

Pest control alternatives

$282,000

 

TOTAL

$560,000

Commerce, Science & Justice

Project

Description

Funding Amount

DIVA, Inc.

Eliminate Domestic Violence

$200,000

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

Gang Intervention/Methamphetamine Abuse

$300,000

Service Over Self

Eliminate juvenile delinquency in Georgetown County

$250,000

South Sumter Resource Center

Expand education programs

$300,000

University of South Carolina

Gang Tracking Software

$300,000

Voorhees College

Eliminate violence against women

$350,000

Milton Eisenhower Foundation

Ex-offender and at-risk youth development

$300,000

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Department

Technology enhancement

$500,000

A Better Way, Inc. of Columbia

Project Gangout

$500,000

 

TOTAL

$3,000,000

 

Senate action on these appropriations bills may precipitate a modification of these requests. Funding requests and funding levels may change in the final version of the legislation.

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