Greenbelt Program Launches New Website and Online Application Process for Rural and Urban Grants

Press Release

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The Charleston County Greenbelt Program has opened funding for projects in both the rural and urban portions of Charleston County.  The application period opened on Wednesday, November 7th and applications will be accepted through Thursday, February 28, 2019. Approximately 12 million dollars are available for rural Greenbelt projects, and about 8 million for urban Greenbelt projects.

There will be a workshop for potential applicants to review the new process and answer questions.

  • When: Wednesday, November 28 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Where: County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405
  • Workshop attendance is not required for application submissions

Sample applications and instructions are now available online on the Greenbelt Program’s newly redesigned website: greenbelt.charlestoncounty.org.

Applications must be completed online. Missing information or any of the required attachments may be deemed incomplete and deferred until the next funding cycle.

Charleston County’s Comprehensive Greenbelt Plan provides guidance for spending the greenbelt portion of the Transportation Sales Tax. The purpose of Urban and Rural Grants Programs is to distribute the greenbelt portion of the Transportation Sales Tax proceeds in an equitable manner for the conservation of greenspace throughout Charleston County. The plan assigns the Greenbelt Advisory Board (GAB) with the responsibility of administering both the Urban and Rural Grants Programs.

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