Request for Applications for Rural Health Coalitions

Request for Applications for Rural Health Coalitions

Through a Request for Applications, SCORH is inviting rural communities to apply for support to address the root causes of poor health in local communities through leadership development.
Why Should My Community Apply?
• Free leadership training provided
• Scholarships for the 2018 TogetherSC Summit in Hilton Head
• Free technical assistance for18-months on improving community health
• And much more!

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Homegrown: Building Thriving Communities through Affordable Housing Development Training

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OCTOBER 12 &13 | 10 AM - 4 PM | ROCK HILL, SC
Join us for a 2-day interactive class where you will learn the art and science behind developing single-family and multi-family housing projects using proven strategies, tools, and guidance from three Community Development Corporations: Santee Lynches Affordable Housing & CDC, Homes of Hope, Inc. and Community Assistance Providers, Inc. Participants will walk away with actionable steps to start a housing development project in their service area and the tools to analyze your project for fiscal sustainability.  REGISTER NOW

Opportunity SC: 2017 Agenda at a Glance Released*

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Wednesday, September 13 - Capital & Finance (Click for more details)
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Speaker (invited: Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
 2:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussions
 - Banks and CDFIs: Financing Community Development through Partnership
 - Tax Credits: An Effective Tool for Leveraging Private Capital
3:45 - 5:00 Concurrent Workshops on Capital & Finance
- Attracting Capital and Measuring Success - Underwriting CDFIs - Board Engagement for Successful Fundraising
5:30 - 6:30 SCACED Member and Sponsor Reception

Thursday, September 14 - Asset Building & Wealth Creation (Click for more details)
9:00 - 11:45 am Breakout Session I  & II
- CRA for Community Based Organizations - Investing in Rural Communities - Asset Development and Healthcare Costs
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch:
Andrea Levere, President & CEO, Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development)
Legislators of the Year Awards Presentation
1:45 - 4:45 Breakout Sessions III & IV
- Alternatives to Payday Lending - Small Business Ownership - Workforce Development Programming
6:00 - 8:00 Reception on Beach Lawn

Friday, September 15 - Housing & Community Development (click for more details)
9:00 - 12:00 Breakout Session V & VI
- Using Data to Show the Pathway out of Poverty - Community Development Funders Panel - Housing Industry Transition  
12:00 - 1:30 Closing Luncheon:
Paul Weech, President & CEO, NeighborWorks America
Mother Emanuel and Ike Williams Award Presentation

*Subject to change


Policy Alert - We need your help to reinstate AFI IDA (Individual Development Account) Funding for FY 2018!

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On May 1, 2017 Congress passed a budget that did not include funding for the Assets for Independence (AFI) Individual Development Account (IDA) program.  We need you to call your Congressmen (House and Senate) and ask them to reinstate AFI IDA finding for FY 2018.

SCACED's IDA program which matches low income individuals savings 3:1 towards the purchase of a home, start a small business or go back to school started in 2000.  

South Carolina IDA Program Impact:

  • 112 Homes Purchased
  • 100 Adults went back to School
  • 189 Businesses Created
  • More than $16 million in Economic Impact in SC

Here are two steps we’re asking you to take by Friday, June 30:

1. Call or email your members of Congress (House and Senate) and urge them to include Assets for Independence (AFI) funding in the FY18 budget. Click Here to Find Your Elected Officials.

2. When you speak with your Senators, also ask them to sign on to Senator Merkley’s “Dear Colleague” letter (attached) in support of AFI in the FY18 budget. Deadline is Friday, June 30 to sign on! This “Dear Colleague” letter of support will be one of the last opportunities to fight to get AFI back in the budget, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes to remind your Senators of the impact of this cut. 


Thank you for all you do for your community!