(WASHINGTON) -- South Carolina will receive over $500,000 in grants as part of an initiative to develop, enhance, and promote Self-Employment Assistance programs across the country, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.
“Self-Employment Assistance has proven to be a valuable tool in helping many unemployed Americans realize the dream of business ownership,” Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said. “These grants will help states improve and expand the program while strengthening the economy and creating new jobs as more startups launch and grow.”
The specific amount made available to South Carolina is $548,432. The funds will be used to implement new programs or improve existing ones as it relates to providing entrepreneurial training and resources for people looking to start their own business.
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