Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant is pleased to announce that a total of $325,000 has been awarded to the City of Mauldin through funds provided by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging’s Senior Center Permanent Improvement Project (PIP) grant program. This award amount is in addition to a required local match, as stipulated by the program’s guidelines.
An award ceremony and general remarks are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Ray Hopkins Senior Center (203 Corn Road in Mauldin). Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant and other project partners will be available for media interviews at the conclusion of program remarks.
The PIP funds will be used to renovate an existing building to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The senior center’s enhancements will include the installation of an elevator, hallway widening, and kitchen and bathroom improvements to accommodate a steadily growing number of seniors who utilize the center.
“An active senior lifestyle encourages independence and enhances overall quality of life,” says Lieutenant Governor Bryant. “These renovations and improvements will allow the center to expand its reach in the Mauldin community, and I am very appreciative of the state and local leaders who have worked so hard to make it happen.”
The Senior Center Permanent Improvement Project (PIP) grant program was established by the General Assembly in 1991. Administered by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, the PIP grant program has since funded necessary construction and renovations projects at senior sites throughout the state.
While the City of Mauldin is the recipient of the PIP funds, the Appalachian Council of Governments and Area Agency on Aging is the grantee. All funds are disbursed to the grantee through a reimbursement system when certified invoices are submitted to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging and approved.
For more information on PIP grants, contact Gerry Dickinson at (803) 734-9900.