FMU lands $700,000 stormwater grant from U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Francis Marion University has received a $699,279 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to assist in upgrading the stormwater drainage system on campus and to make FMU’s main campus more resilient in the face of future storms and floods.
The grant is part of a $17.3 million package awarded to the state of South Carolina by the EDA, which is a branch of the United States Department of Commerce. Dennis Alvord, the acting assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, said the grants would “strengthen South Carolina’s water infrastructure, support the state’s workforce, and set the conditions for new business growth and the creation of good paying jobs.”
Most of the grants were awarded to entities in the Pee Dee Region. FMU was the only college or university to receive a grant.