South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a state-wide trade association of nonprofits, community development corporations (CDCs), community development financial institutions (CDFIs), local governments, financial institutions, corporations and other entities working within the state’s economically distressed communities. The SCACED places particular emphasis on promoting development in communities that have been left out of the economic mainstream, especially minority communities.

The Southern Environmental Law Center, the Partnership for Southern Equity and the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development worked together in researching and developing the best-practices guide for utilities to bring solar power to low- and moderate-income families.

Solar for All highlights what utilities in the Southeast can do right now to increase solar access for low-to-moderate income households in our region, drawing on examples from across country.  The report urges utilities to support diverse financing options, provide well-designed community solar programs, and leverage existing funding opportunities to maximize savings for customers who could most use a break on their utility bills.  

 Click Here for the Full Report

As of June 16, 2016 $0 credits are available.  All $1,000,000 available for 2016 have been claimed.  To learn more about this program click on the CD Tax Credit page.

Thanks to our members, partners and friends Governor Haley's veto of Community Economic Development funding was overriden.

Your voices made the difference and thanks to you Certified CDCs and CDFIs in SC will have access to $100,000 in Community Economic Development grants via the SC Department of Commerce.

Why is Gov. Haley breaking promise of economic opportunity?

Read the Op Ed by Bernie Mazyck

Upcoming Events

Next Community Development Institute:
Engaging Strategic Partners
July 13

Projects and outcomes from the Empowerment Zone and USDA Stronger Economies Together (SET) initiatives will be linked through community development theory, and participants will develop basic action plans to help them take the next steps in their own unique communities. 

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