SC CARES Act Grants

Using money provided by the CARES Act, Governor McMaster has created two new grant programs: the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program. I am happy to pass along this useful information to those who might qualify.

To qualify for a grant a business:

  • employ 25 or fewer employees
  • be physically located in South Carolina
  • been in operation from Sept. 13, 2019 to present and
  • have experienced a business impact due to COVID-19.

To qualify for a grant an organization:

  • be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS and registered as a public charity in S.C.
  • be physically located in South Carolina
  • been in operation from Sept. 13, 2019 to present and
  • have experienced a business impact due to COVID-19.
The application process for both programs begins today, October 19, 2020. The deadline for application is November 1, 2020. Applicants who need assistance can call the SC CARES Call Center at (803) 670-5170 or email SCCares@admin.sc.gov. To learn more and apply, click here.