Southeast Crescent Regional Commission: Key Grant Programs
The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and seven state governments. SCRC’s mission is to invest in building sustainable communities and strengthening economic growth across the Southeast Crescent region.
Authorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (“The Farm Bill”), SCRC’s focus is on addressing issues related to economic development and poverty in its 426 counties across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Activated in January 2022, SCRC operates from annual appropriations from Congress. It is expected that in FY23, $11 million will be disbursed directly into communities through two grant programs. SCRC is on schedule to launch both grant programs in late spring 2023 to support economic and infrastructure development.
The SCRC will allocate at least 40 percent of grant funds to projects that support transportation and basic public and telecommunications infrastructure in the region. The Commission may contribute up to 50 percent of project costs. Counties designated as distressed may receive an allocation of up to 80 percent of project costs. Under a special rule, the level of contribution may increase to 60 percent and 90 percent respectively for regional projects which involve three or more counties or two or more states.
Discretionary Grant Programs
Below are brief descriptions of Southeast Crescent Regional Commission grant programs.
For more information on these opportunities, follow the links in each description, which lead to individual grant program pages in the Grant Applicant Toolkit’s DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard, where you can search federal grant opportunities at USDOT and other federal agencies that can aid communities in meeting their transportation infrastructure needs.
Local Development Districts Capacity Building Program
The Local Development Districts Capacity Building Program funds Local Development Districts to assist with planning, technical assistance, and capacity building activities in their communities.
Learn more about this grant opportunity on the DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard’s Local Development Districts Capacity Building Program page.
Program for Economic and Infrastructure Development Assistance
The Program for Economic and Infrastructure Development Assistance is a competitive grant program designed to encourage and support economic and infrastructure development activities across the Southeast Crescent region.
Learn more about this grant opportunity on the DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard’s Program for Economic and Infrastructure Development Assistance page.