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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Kingstree, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Kingstree, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Kingstree native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Kingstree, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Kingstree's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Kingstree.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Kingstree?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Kingstree, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Kingstree, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Kingstree, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Kingstree, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip

The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Kingstree, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Latest News in Kingstree, SC

Citadel Brands LLC establishing operations in Williamsburg County

More than $7.5 million investment will create 116 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. Citadel Brands LLC, a clothing and apparel company, today announced plans to establish operations in Williamsburg County. The more than $7.5 million investment will create 116 new jobs.

Locating to 955 N. Williamsburg County Highway in Kingstree, Citadel Brands LLC specializes in promotional clothing and apparel. The company’s new operations will increase distribution capacity and promote future growth for new products and brands.

The Kingstree facility is expected to be operational in June 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Citadel Brands LLC team should email jobs@citadelbrands.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $200,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Williamsburg County to assist with costs related to the project.

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“Citadel Brands LLC is extremely excited to be moving our wholesale distribution company to Williamsburg County, located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Being a native of Kingstree brings me great joy in providing opportunity to longtime residents. The infrastructure in the area provides ease of transportation to our newly constructed warehouse and additional possibilities with the movement of our products across the United States. We are looking forward to working with the county on finding employees who are excited about being a part of a growing company with long-term goals firmly in place. Thank you, Williamsburg County!” -Citadel Brands LLC COO Greg Brown

“South Carolina is constantly working to bring investments and jobs to all areas of our state, but it’s always exciting to see a company invest in one of South Carolina’s rural areas. We celebrate Citadel Brands LLC’s decision to locate in Williamsburg County and create more than 100 new jobs in the area.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina has made a name for itself as a place where companies – big and small – want to do business. When a company like Citadel Brands LLC moves here and creates more than 100 jobs in a rural community, it shows the world that all of South Carolina is open for business. We look forward to watching the success of this great company here in our borders.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“We are ecstatic about this opportunity, and even more, honored that a native of this county is a part of this company. The creation of over 100 jobs in our rural community has created hope in the lives of so many people. We welcome Citadel Brands LLC to our county and our family. This proves that South Carolina is a place that businesses are willing to invest in, which is due to the hard work of so many people working together.” -Williamsburg County Supervisor Dr. Tiffany Wright

South Carolina Humanities Now Accepting Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Open call for nominations now through May 14, 2022.COLUMBIA: South Carolina Humanities is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Awards through May 14, 2022. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s humanities academics and advocates. SC Humanities recently introduced the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Awards as a way to recognize innovative individuals who use culture and history to bring peop...

Open call for nominations now through May 14, 2022.

COLUMBIA: South Carolina Humanities is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Awards through May 14, 2022. Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards celebrate the Palmetto State’s humanities academics and advocates. SC Humanities recently introduced the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Awards as a way to recognize innovative individuals who use culture and history to bring people together, but whose efforts may have gone relatively unnoticed beyond their own community. SC Humanities has awarded 94 Governor’s Awards since 1991 and 10 Fresh Voices Awards since 2018.

SC Humanities’ Executive Director, Dr. Randy Akers, is looking forward to celebrating this year’s winners at the first live event since 2019: “Not only are we looking forward to celebrating the great achievements of this year’s winners, but it is also our 50th anniversary as the state’s humanities council. We hope to receive great nominations befitting this milestone year, and that the Governor’s Awards Ceremony this fall will be a joyous event.”

All nominations should be sent by May 14, 2022, to the attention of Dr. Randy Akers, SC Humanities, P.O. Box 5287, Columbia, SC 29250. Nominations can also be emailed to rlakers@schumanities.org. Nominations must include: a letter describing the contributions of the nominee (up to three pages); a resume or C.V. for nominated individuals; 2-3 letters of support for nominated organizations/institutions; and contact information for the nominee, including name, phone number, and email address. Please note that individuals, organizations, and/or institutions may not nominate themselves.

The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Award Ceremony will be held at the Pastides Alumni Center in Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Table sponsorships are available, as well as individual tickets. To reserve one or more tables or to purchase individual tickets, please visit our website, www.schumanities.org, or call 803-771-2477.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Now in our 50th year of service, this 501(c)3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos, and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

To learn more about the Governor’s Awards and see a list of past winners, visit www.schumanities.org/annualevents/govawards.

To view the news story on our website, visit https://schumanities.org/news/2022-governors-awards-in-the-humanities-announced/.

Your cow is texting you: How technology is revolutionizing farming

All across America’s heartland, farmers’ phones are lighting up with alerts and messages -- from their cattle.The nation’s 94 million cattle didn’t suddenly grow thumbs and start texting, of course. Instead, farmers and ranchers are using new technology to remotely monitor their herds’ health in real time.These technologies -- from biometric ear tags that light up when an animal is sick to software that algorithmically predicts which cattle need medical attention -- improve animal welfare and save ...

All across America’s heartland, farmers’ phones are lighting up with alerts and messages -- from their cattle.

The nation’s 94 million cattle didn’t suddenly grow thumbs and start texting, of course. Instead, farmers and ranchers are using new technology to remotely monitor their herds’ health in real time.

These technologies -- from biometric ear tags that light up when an animal is sick to software that algorithmically predicts which cattle need medical attention -- improve animal welfare and save farmers time and money.

Consider how technology makes calving season less arduous for farmers -- and safer for animals. Without monitoring technology, farmers often work through the night, making endless rounds in their trucks or all-terrain vehicles, looking for cows struggling with labor.

But modern monitoring collars can send distress alerts directly to farmers’ phones. That allows them to intervene as soon as possible -- and still get a good night’s sleep.

New technologies can also prevent outbreaks of disease -- especially bovine respiratory disease, which spreads quickly on farms and in feedlots that house cattle from different ranches. The disease causes up to 70% of all feedlot cattle deaths and nearly $900 million in annual economic losses.

Artificial intelligence scientists and veterinarians have developed systems that can detect bovine respiratory disease in individual cattle before animals show any signs of illness. During intake at the feedlot, while the animal is still in the working chute, a ranch worker places a probe behind the animal’s right elbow. The probe “listens” to the animal’s lungs -- much like a doctor uses a stethoscope on a human patient -- and uses a predictive algorithm combined with other data points like body temperature to assess the animal’s risk for the disease.

The algorithm then tells users to “Treat” or “Do Not Treat” the animal with veterinary medicines and vaccines, via a message on their tablets or laptops. This precision helps veterinarians and farmers use medicines only when necessary, which saves them time and money.

Continued technological progress doesn’t just depend on scientists, engineers, and farmers. Policymakers also have a role to play. Next year, Congress will consider the Farm Bill, the colloquial name for legislation that’s passed every five years to fund everything from conservation to agricultural research.

It’s crucial to boost funding for programs like the Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority, which helps safeguard the U.S. food supply from threats posed by animal diseases like African Swine Fever and Avian Influenza. And more money for extension programs -- like public agriculture education -- will ensure farmers are well equipped to deploy the latest technology.

Technology will never replace farmers’ experience, instincts, or hard work. But these new tools can help farmers and ranchers overcome the unique and growing challenges of modern-day agriculture -- and meet the demands of consumers who are taking a greater interest in the environment, in animal welfare, and in knowing where their protein comes from.

Justin Welsh, DVM, is the executive director of U.S. livestock technical services at Merck Animal Health.

Duke Energy celebrates Earth Day with $100,000 in grant funding to improve access to South Carolina parks and trails

• Funding is part of a $400,000 monthlong campaign focused on sustainability and environmental efforts across the Palmetto State• Grants will support projects by South Carolina State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Palmetto Trail and Foothills TrailOn Earth Day, the Duke Energy Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to organizations that maintain critical access to parks and trails across the state, ensuring future generations enjoy the immeasurable benefits of the natural resources of the Palmetto Sta...

• Funding is part of a $400,000 monthlong campaign focused on sustainability and environmental efforts across the Palmetto State

• Grants will support projects by South Carolina State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Palmetto Trail and Foothills Trail

On Earth Day, the Duke Energy Foundation awarded $100,000 in grants to organizations that maintain critical access to parks and trails across the state, ensuring future generations enjoy the immeasurable benefits of the natural resources of the Palmetto State.

This effort is part of a monthlong initiative by Duke Energy to highlight organizations and programs that enhance and promote a sustainable future for South Carolina. This campaign will provide nearly $400,000 to numerous nonprofits and governmental agencies and highlight global efforts like Earth Day and Arbor Day at the local level.

To celebrate Earth Day, the company is provided $25,000 grants to four organizations that will use the funding to improve trail access in natural areas under their care:

• South Carolina State Parks: Funding will improve handicap accessibility to Lake Placid at Paris Mountain State Park.

• The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina: Grant will help build a new 20-mile stretch of trail at Jones Gap State Park called the Gap Creek Extension.

• Palmetto Trail: Funding will also support the Gap Creek Extension as well as updated trail signage, a trailhead kiosk and future trail planning efforts.

• Foothills Trails: Grant will help replace existing wooden footbridges throughout the Foothills Trail and upgrade equipment used to manage the trail.

Earlier in April, Duke Energy kicked off the initiative by providing PalmettoPride $100,000 to support the programs in local communities managed by the 37 Keep South Carolina Beautiful affiliate organizations, who focus on litter pick up and beautification throughout their areas.

The campaign continued by highlighting TreesUpstate and the Energy Saving Trees Program. Since 2016, Duke Energy Foundation funding has supplied more than 15,000 free trees through the Energy Saving Trees Program, and most recently provided $78,000 in grant funding to support expanding the program through outreach to underrepresented Hispanic communities and translating materials into Spanish.

Duke Energy employees and retirees are also volunteering their time and efforts throughout the month with these and other organizations to support programs in their local communities.

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• “Duke Energy is an incredible partner to South Carolina State Parks,” said Paul McCormack, director of South Carolina State Parks. “Accessibility improvements between the Visitors Center and Lake Placid at Paris Mountain will increase opportunities for users with mobility impairments to access a beautiful part of the park, and the Jones Gap Trail extension will help expand some of the best hiking trails in the state. Duke Energy’s support helps us protect more treasured places and – as importantly – it helps ensure we can share those places with more visitors.”

• “Five years ago, the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund generously supported The Nature Conservancy’s purchase of a 955-acre property to expand Jones Gap State Park,” said Dale Threatt-Taylor, executive director for The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina. “Today, this additional $25,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation will support the design of more than 20 miles of trails that will traverse throughout that property. Providing more outdoor recreational access for South Carolinians to enjoy is an ideal way to celebrate Earth Day, and we’re excited to have the foundation’s continued support in protecting and stewarding special landscapes in the Upstate and beyond.”

• “The Palmetto Trail believes in the power of partnership and is pleased to join the company of South Carolina State Parks, Foothills Trail and The Nature Conservancy in efforts to expand and maintain nature-based trails in the Upstate,” said Mary Roe, executive director of the Palmetto Conservancy. “We appreciate Duke Energy’s continued support of the Palmetto Trail project and together we are providing more cross-state trail access for all South Carolinians.

• “We appreciate the continued support of the Duke Energy Foundation to help us share the wonder of the Foothills Trail with countless visitors each year,” said Heyward Douglass, executive director of the Foothills Trail Conservancy. “This grant will ensure that hikers who come from all over the United States, and all over the world, will have a safe and enjoyable experience on the trail.”

• “We think it’s important to work alongside our community partners to ensure all of the beautiful places in South Carolina can be enjoyed for years to come,” said Mike Callahan, Duke Energy South Carolina state president. “The organizations these funds support will aid in the protection of the environment and provide communities with much-needed resources to promote good stewardship of the natural beauty around us.”

Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides more than $30 million annually in philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The foundation is funded by Duke Energy shareholders.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 28,000 people.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve its goals of net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business and at least a 50% carbon reduction from electric generation by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The 2050 net-zero goals also include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions. In addition, the company is investing in major electric grid enhancements and energy storage, and exploring zero-emission power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2022 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list. More information is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Announcement of State Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-2023 call for projects for rural and small urbanized area Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.The Governor of South Carolina has designated the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Office of Public Transit (OPT), as the designated recipient for (both rural and small urban, Section 5310) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds to administer in accordance with state and f...

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022-2023 call for projects for rural and small urbanized area Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) program.

The Governor of South Carolina has designated the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Office of Public Transit (OPT), as the designated recipient for (both rural and small urban, Section 5310) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds to administer in accordance with state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations. As it relates to the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program; the Office of Public Transit is responsible for administering the Rural and Small Urban apportionments. The Large urbanized areas receive their funds directly from FTA.

This year’s awards shall be as follows:

Vehicle purchase: Purpose-Built ADA Vehicle - $70,000

Cutaway Vehicle - $100,000.00

Purchase of Service: $50,000.00

Mobility Management: $40,000.00

Matching Requirements

The matching requirements for the Section 5310 program are:

Capital assistance: 80 percent federal share; 20 percent local share (purchase of service and mobility management)

85 percent federal share; 15 percent local match (ADA vehicle purchase)

You may now complete the New Grant Management System (GMS) Annual SFY2022-2023 for Section 5310 Application which is located on the Office of Public Transit, Transit Programs webpage: https://sp.scdot.org/OPT/SitePages/GMSHome.aspx.

The 2022-2023 Section 5310 Application is due to the Office of Public Transit no later than May 26, 2022. The application must be submitted on or before the due date in order to be considered for funding. Documents not submitted to the OPT or received after the posted due dates will not be considered for funding. Applications for any or all programs can be submitted prior to the posted due dates. Applicants must submit a separate application for Rural or Small Urbanized area projects as appropriate.

The applications will be reviewed, evaluated and prioritized by the Council of Governments (COG). All Priority Authorization Form must be submitted to SCDOT no later than June 30, 2022. SCDOT will review all COG prioritized recommendations for final determination and recommendation for funding.

It is anticipated that funding recommendations will be presented to the SCDOT Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting, followed by appropriate public comment solicited through the SCDOT Public Comment process. Upon ensuring required original signature documents are received and the Federal grant agreement awarded, OPT will issue contract documents for the project period of performance: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

For Additional Information

For questions or additional information, please contact Ms. Awanda Livingston, 5310 Program Manager, at (803) 737-0982 or email to livingstay@scdot.org. Program information/required forms are located on the OPT Transit Programs web page: https://www.scdot.org/travel/travel-transitproviders.aspx.

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