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Small Business Webinar PPP and EIDL

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs and the S.C. Small Business Development Centers (Orangeburg) will host a webinar for small business owners on available financial COVID-19 relief programs including the Paycheck Protection Program. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

To register in advance, click the link:

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the webinar by emailing


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The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs is developing a statewide Minority Business Directory to provide information to uses who are interested in doing business with minority-owned businesses. To be included in the directory, complete the Minority Business Directory Questionnaire.


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Complete Count 2020

The time is now to complete the #2020Census! Help shape your future and your community's future by completing the questionnaire online today! Visit our Census page for more information.


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2020 Community Survey

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs is conducting an online survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 and the recent tornadoes on communities across the state.

The survey will track how communities are receiving information related to the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of COVID-19 on individuals (employment) and small businesses, and the ability to receive financial assistance; the impact of the recent tornadoes (April 13, 2020) in South Carolina; and more. 

To complete the survey in English, click

To complete the survey in Spanish (Español), click


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COVID-19 Statewide Working Group for Latinx & Immigrant Communities

The SC Commission for Minority Affairs, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, PASOs and Hispanic Alliance are formed a statewide working group of individuals, organizations and businesses serving the Latinx and immigrant communities in SC. The purpose of the work group is to coordinate and share information and resources available to families responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The group created a Directory of Service Providers to facilitate the process of finding resources, sharing information and promoting networking.

If you, or your organization, are assisting the Latinx/immigrant community, or if you want to start helping, please complete the form! To ensure an accurate database, please complete all information. For more information, contact Ivan Segura at or Louise Popock at


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We're Still Working for You

In the interest of public health and by executive order of Governor Henry McMaster, the S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs office is closed to public. While our office is closed, we're still committed to serving you. Our staff is working remotely and is available to assist you. To reach a member of our team, call (803) 333-9621 or email STAFF DIRECTORY