SCACPA is aware of two counties that have announced pandemic relief grants targeted for small businesses.


Eligible small business owners may apply for the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program, in accordance with Kershaw County’s Emergency Disaster Relief Ordinance No. 346.2020.

The maximum amount of the grant is $7,500, and the purpose is to provide assistance as alternative revenue sources are sought or other private/public financing options are made available to small businesses.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, reviewed regularly contingent on the availability of funds. Approved applications will be processed immediately.

To learn more details about eligibility and to begin the application process, visit Kershaw County’s Small Business Stabilization Grant Program page.


A total of $1 million in financial aid is available to area small businesses and nonprofits through the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Grant Program. The process opened Monday, April 27, and applications must be submitted via ZoomGrants on the county website.

The county’s COVID-19 community response includes:

  • $500,000 in grants for small businesses
  • $500,000 to address food insecurity for seniors and low- to moderate-income households
  • $250,000 for nonprofits to address other community needs, such as rent and utilities

The application deadline is June 30. For more details beyond the county’s news announcement, contact county grants coordinator Tyler Kirk at 803.576.5459 or email


SCACPA will update this bulletin with links to other counties as they are announced. If you know of additional counties offering similar grant programs, please contact SCACPA Content Strategist Gregory Hardy at Keep up with all SCACPA updates specific to the COVID-19 situation at