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The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affair’s Community Based Programs Division assist faith and community-based groups in implementing programs to alleviate socio-economic deprivation in minority and poor communities. This includes providing technical assistance and training for capacity building. 

Affordable Connectivity Program

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development Columbia Field Office is hosting two Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Enrollment Events for residents in Allendale and Williamsburg counties to help participants enroll in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps connect households struggling to afford internet service.

Events will be held on the following days:

-August 16, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kingstree Housing Authority Community Room (1022 Lexington Avenue, Kingstree, SC  29556). This event is in partnership with the Housing Authority of Kingstree and the Lake City Housing Authority.

-August 17, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the James Brandt Building Community Room (398 Barnwell Highway, Allendale, SC  29810). This event is in partnership with the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.

The benefit provides the following:

-Up to $30 per month discount for internet service;
-Up to $75 per month discount for households on qualifying tribal lands; and
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop or tablet purchased through a participating provider. 

No registration is required for the events in  Allendale and Williamsburg counties.

For more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program, visit

Resources: ACP Application Form / ACP Fact Sheet / ACP Flyer / ACP Verification Flyer (PDF)