Undiscovered SC Grant Program

The Undiscovered SC grant program is designed to assist communities with the development of publicly owned tourism products and attractions that will encourage visitation to South Carolina.

What is Undiscovered SC?

Undiscovered SC represents the largely unknown and under-utilized travel experiences that can be found throughout South Carolina. It is the untapped tourism potential of a developing destination and its historic, cultural, or recreational attractions. Undiscovered SC is comprised of towns, cities, and counties that often lack the individual resources to reach their potential as travel destinations. The Undiscovered SC grant program is designed to help communities realize their full tourism potential by investing in publicly-owned tourism attraction projects that, once completed, will generate increased visitation and visitor spending.

Through the Undiscovered SC program, SCPRT will assist in the creation or expansion of viable tourism products with the potential to add value to their communities. The grants can help cover the implementation of existing plans and the expansion or enhancement of existing tourism product. This grant program represents an exciting new dimension of support for tourism product development in our state.

The applicant must be a county or municipal government with Accommodations Tax distributions of $900,000 or less, according to data released by the SC State Treasurer’s Office. View the SC Accommodations Tax Distribution Table for FY 2021-22 here.

For more details about the program, please read the following:

The 2023 cycle opens May 8, 2023! Apply online!

The Undiscovered SC grant process is now managed in our new online portal, SCPRT WebGrants. To register for an account, click the “Click here to Register” button on the WebGrants homepage. Choose Undiscovered South Carolina in the Program Area of Interest dropdown box.

Pre-Applications (Letters of Intent) will only be accepted through SCPRT WebGrants and must be submitted by Friday, June 9, 2023 at 4 p.m.

2023 Undiscovered SC Grant Schedule:
  • Pre-Application Announcement - May 8, 2023
  • WebGrants Pre-Application Deadline - June 9, 2023
  • Applications Released in WebGrants - June 16, 2023
  • WebGrants Application Deadline - July 28, 2023
  • Application Reviews - August 1 - September 1, 2023
  • Application Reviews Deadline - September 1, 2023
  • Notification of Awards - September 15, 2023
  • Sign Grant Agreements - October 2023

Additional forms and information for Project Sponsors:

For more information, contact Debbie Jordan at djordan@scprt.com or 803-734-1658.

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