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Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments

2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200

Sumter SC 29154


Dennis Cyphers 803-774-1984




About Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is a premier organization committed to equipping our communities to achieve their full potential.  Our mission is to collaborate purposely to enhance the quality of life and provide opportunities to advance our. Santee-Lynches serves the counties and cities of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter. To learn more, visit


Santee-Lynches COG is a member of the South Carolina Councils of Government (SC COGs). The SC COGs are a network of the 10 regional councils of governments working to positively affect quality of life and economic development in South Carolina. SC COGs serve as an extension of local and county governments to provide technical assistance, secure state, and federal dollars to address critical issues, and advocate at a state and national level for economic and quality of life improvements for South Carolina. To learn more, visit or visit







Santee-Lynches Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is open for public comment until October 7, 2022. The plan can be viewed at the link below or a hard copy is available at the office of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, 2525 Corporate Way, Sumter SC 29154....Read more


DRAFT Water Quality Management Plan 2022

Public comments are being accepted on the Santee-Lynches Regional Water Quality Management Plan until August 1, 2022. The plan can be viewed at the link below...Read more

To: Potential Applicants: Alzheimer's Resource Coordination Center (ARCC) Grants Programs From: Sheila H. Lewis, CDP, ARCC Dementia Coordinator Subject: Grant Solicitation for 2022-2023 (Grant Year July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023) Click the link below to view the qualifications for this Grant:...Read more

Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments was awarded a grant for $858K to install Far-UVC Technology on school buses across our 4-county region’s 5 school districts.

Far-UVC is a technology that provides passive ongoing disinfection/sanitation, which adds a layer of resilience to...Read more


Using a grant from the Federal Government, Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments helped provide cutting edge technology that eradicates viruses like Covid and other germs to provide a safer transport to school. The grant was used to install FAR UVC sanitizing technology in school...Read more

This guide aims to assist workforce professionals quickly and accurately locate emergency and long-term resources for workforce program customers to gain economic stability. It includes information on rental assistance, supports for utilities and broadband, childcare, the child tax...Read more