SC Commerce Certification Program
SCACED has partnered with the SC Department of Commerce to help organizations who want to earn their CDC or CDFI designation. We currently manage the certification of 22 CDCs and CDFIs that are active in all 46 counties in the state.
Benefits of Certification
Certified CDCs and CDFIs are eligible for donations through the CD Tax Credit program and CED funding.
We accept new applicants on a rolling, annual basis. Certification is non-competitive, but it involves a three-phased review of the applicant’s organization capacity and ability to execute economic development projects and programs…
Final Determination by the SC Department of Commerce
Please reference the application guidelines listed below to learn more about this process…
- CDC Certification/Recertification Application Guidelines
- CDFI Certification Application Guidelines (orgs with US Treasury certification)
- CDFI Certification Application Guidelines (orgs without US Treasury certification)
- CDFI Recertification Application Guidelines