Clyburn announces $3 M coming to SC in AmeriCorps grants


COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Rep. James Clyburn says that $3 million in federal money is coming to South Carolina to support AmeriCorps programs.

The 6th District Democrat announced Friday the money will be going to pay for AmeriCorps volunteers working at City Year Columbia and at WINGS for kids, the Charleston-based program teaching social and emotional skills to youngsters.

The rest of the money goes to the United Way Association of South Carolina for programs statewide.

Clyburn spoke with reporters from Washington along with Bill Basl, the national director of AmeriCorps.

The money that South Carolina is receiving is about $100,000 less than last year. Clyburn says considering the difficulty of getting money in the current political environment, the state is in pretty good shape.