Santee-Lynches implements a wide variety of initiatives designed to further the organization's mission, which is to "improve the quality of life for the citizens of the four county region". Under this component, Santee-Lynches works for, with, and through local governments to improve services, eliminate barriers to participation, and develop strong communities. 

Examples of Community Development Projects and Initiatives:

  • County and Municipal Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project Application and Administration
  • Administration of Sumter County Regional HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) blight removal project in City of Sumter and Camden/Kershaw County