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Grants Resources

Statewide programs and initiatives to help new and existing South Carolina businesses thrive.

20 Business Grants for Women

20 business grants for women: 17 from private organizations and 3 from the federal government.

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Funding Opportunity Exchange

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Funding Opportunity Exchange is a directory of all available energy-related funding opportunities nationwide.

Free Business Training: SC CompTIA IWT Scholarship program

South Carolina employers can apply for their employees to receive a scholarship to enroll in either a 12-week A+ program or 8-week Security+ program offered through CompTIA that includes mentored learning certification preparation package, valued at over $5,000.

  • For Employees of South Carolina Businesses
  • Upskill employees through a scholarship opportunity
  • 16 weeks of access to CompTIA learning management system and 1:1 mentor support
  • Everything employees need to pass the certification examination and earn a CompTIA IT certification

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


LISC's approach to economic development embraces small business lending and coaching, building capacity for local partners, leadership development and deployment of AmeriCorps members with community organizations across the country.


SBA Loan Program


A cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business which provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.


SC Launch Inc.


SC Launch Inc. invests seed funds into early-stage, high-tech startups in South Carolina, with the potential for subsequent follow-on investments.


Small Business Growth Fund

The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business.

Eligible businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue
  • Have a commitment to their customers and community
  • Have a clear plan for use of funds

South Carolina Film Commission


Offers incentives to attract film production to the state


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office


The SBA partners with state economic development organizations to provide South Carolina small businesses with assistance and further business opportunities through events, presentations and educational materials.