"C" Program

Improving Roads in Your County

What is the "C" Program?

It's a partnership between SCDOT and the counties to fund local transportation projects, and improvements to state and county roads and city streets.

Where does the money come from? How is it allotted?

"C" Funds come from 3.99 cents per gallon of the state gasoline tax distributed to each of the 46 counties based on population, land area, and rural road mileage.

What is the formula for distribution of funds?

By law, counties must spent at least 25 percent of their "C" Funds on the state highway system for construction, improvements and maintenance. Proceeds from the additional 1.33 cent per gallon gas tax increase must be used exclusively for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the State Highway System. This new spending requirement will be credited toward satisfying the 25% state highway system funding requirement.

Who picks the CTC's?

Most CTCs are appointed by their County's Legislative Delegation, however, in a few instances, the appointment authority has been transferred to the County.

Who picks the projects?

The County Transportation Committee (CTC) selects and approves projects to be funded.

What is the Donor Bonus?

The Donor Bonus allocation goes to counties which contribute more to the "C" Fund than they receive. The current "C" Fund Law increases the Donor Bonus allocation from $9.5 million to $17 million. After that amount has been divided among all donor counties, SCDOT is then to transfer up to an additional $3.5 million among the donor counties.

Related Documents

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The following were taken from the South Carolina Code of Laws and have been updated through the 2019 Session of the General Assembly.

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Transportation Plans

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