How the Program Works
The SRF Process
- If the project is eligible for funding, it will be ranked in accordance with the Integrated Priority Ranking
System and placed on the State's Comprehensive Priority List. If a project remains on the Comprehensive
Priority List for 3 years and is not ready to proceed, an updated Project Questionnaire (PQ) will be
- Every year, DHEC will develop an Intended Use Plan that identifies projects that are ready to proceed and
expected to receive loans for the upcoming fiscal year (July 1- June 30). At this point, DHEC and the OLG
will contact the sponsor to discuss the permitting and loan application requirements.
the PER can be approved, DHEC will either issue a finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) that includes a 30-day
public notice period or DHEC will issue a Categorical Exclusion (CE) for the project.
- Once the PER has received approval, a construction permit
be submitted. After the project is reviewed and all requirements have been met, a construction permit will
be issued for the project.
SRF staff must attend the preconstruction conference. This allows staff to share important
information on managing an SRF project
To be sure everything runs smoothly, please refer to the following contacts:
Chuck Gorman (803)-898-3993
DHEC contact for any questions related to SRF process.
Trish Comp ( 803)-737-3808
Office of Local Government (OLG) contact for any financial questions related to SRF process.
Celeste Osterberg (803)-898-3547
Any questions related to SRF draw requests.