The only grants directly offered by the City of Columbia include Accommodations Tax funding grants, Hospitality Tax funding grants, and Community Promotions grants when available. The City’s Community Development Department administers Community Development Block Grant grants on behalf of the federal government, and the City’s Office of Business Opportunities administers certain small business assistance loans for existing businesses.
The City of Columbia does not provide grant funding to individuals. Should you need assistance, it is recommended you contact the local United Way of the Midlands office.
The City of Columbia researches and applies for state, federal, and foundation grants. Funding received supports the City's existing and planned programs and projects.
United Way of the Midlands (For individuals seeking financial assistance)