Federal, State, and local grants serve an important role in growing communities today. The City of Cayce works endlessly to provide all possible resources to its citizens and businesses. Grants offer the City a way to expand on the services we provide. All government organizations understand the increased assistance that grants can provide, so competition is extremely high in receiving grant funds. Our commitment to the citizens of Cayce is to explore every grant opportunity and seek as much additional funding as possible.
CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
City of Cayce Hospitality Tax Grant
The City of Cayce now has tourism related grant funds available for non profit entities hosting events within the City. Please see the below application packet and checklist for further information.
Previous and On-Going Grants
DHEC funds were used to purchase recycling bins for the River Walk. PRT Recreational Trail grants were used for the expansion of the River Walk. We have most recently completed Phase III of the River Walk and look forward to future grant opportunities to continue expanding our River Walk.
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Department of Transportation (DOT) funds have been used for improvements to sidewalks and lighting on State Street. The project begins at Holland Avenue at State Street and goes to Jensen Avenue at State Street.
- Phase I – Complete
- Phase II – Complete
- Phase III & IV – In Progress
- Phase V (Final Phase) – Approved funding
Upcoming Department of Transportation (DOT) funds will be used for sidewalk installation and other improvements on Airport Boulevard starting Spring 2013.
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) funds have been used for waterline replacements and upgrades in the Avenues. Areas include Lexington Avenue, 2nd Street, and 1st Street.
Public Safety has received multiple grants from Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), which have provided new personnel and state of the art police equipment for officers. Below is a list of some of the positions and equipment received from grant funds:
- 9 Total officers, to include, Victims Advocate, Child/Elderly Abuse Investigator, 2 School Resource Officers, 2 Narcotics Investigators, and 3 Community Police Officers.
- Radio communication equipment
- Two river rescue boats
- Radar Trailer for tracking vehicle speeds
- SWAT gear
A Department of Highway Safety Traffic Enforcement Unit grant was used for traffic enforcement officers whose primary purpose was to make our streets safer for pedestrians and vehicles. Their focus was on DUI and Speeding enforcement. While the grant period is complete, the traffic enforcement officers still patrol and protect our streets today.
EECBG funds were used for upgrades to lighting at City Hall, Public Safety, and the Museum. These upgrades allow for energy savings and reduced costs.
- Taylor Gray