The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties of South Carolina to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets, and other local transportation projects. SCDOT, like all state transportation departments across the country have quickly learned, the job is too big to accomplish without partnerships. The C Program is successful because local leaders and citizens alike are willing to work with SCDOT to meet the needs of the communities throughout South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) C Program was established in accordance with Section 12-28-2740 of the S.C. Code of Laws 1976, as amended.
The C funds are derived from 2.66 cents per gallon of the state gasoline tax. These funds are distributed to each of the 46 counties based on a three part formula. The formula allocates one third of the C funds based on the ratio of the land area of the county to the land area of the state, one third based on the ratio of the county population to the state population and one third based on the rural road mileage in the county to the rural road mileage in the state. By law, each county is responsible for establishing a County Transportation Committee (CTC) appointed by the County's Legislative Delegation. The number of members on the committee can vary from county to county. The CTC is entrusted with the authority to select and approve projects to be funded utilizing C funds.
The law stipulates that the counties spend at least twenty-five percent of their apportionment of C funds based on a biennial averaging of expenditures, on the state highway system for construction, improvements, and maintenance. Furthermore, the counties are to spend no more than seventy-five percent of their apportionment each year on their local system. Also, the balance of uncommitted funds carried forward from one year into the next cannot exceed three hundred percent of the county's total apportionment for the most recent year.
During 2007, the Department reorganized the Preconstruction Division of the agency in an effort to improve the delivery of projects and programs including the administration of the C Program. The new organization took the form of four statewide regional production groups, which align themselves around the Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Council of Government statewide boundaries. This reorganization improved resource management, enhanced communication, improved project ownership, and most importantly proposes to improve the project delivery time to insure roadway projects are in place for the benefit of the citizens of South Carolina. As a result of the reorganization, each regional production group has its own C Program Manager. The C Program Administration's staff responsibilities include administering overall C program issues including financial issues and ensuring compliance with the C fund law.
The following were taken from the South Carolina Code of Laws and have been updated through the 2007 Session of the General Assembly.
C Fund Law (Section 12-28-2740) - (PDF 20.4 Kb)
Set Aside Law (Section 12-28-2930) - (PDF 17.6 Kb)
Procurement Code (Section 11-35) - (PDF 231 Kb)
Data & Forms
Annual Report Example (PDF 13.9 Kb)
Appointments to County Transportation Committees (05/11/06) (PDF 23.5 Kb)
Apportionment of C Funds (2012 - 2013) (PDF 10.5 Kb)
Apportionment of C Funds (2011 - 2012) (PDF 56.8 Kb)
Apportionment of C Funds (2010 - 2011) (PDF 14.6 Kb)
Donor Bonus Worksheet (2012) (PDF 16.2 Kb)
Request for Programming (PDF 31.6 Kb)
Request for Payment Invoice (PDF 36.7 Kb)
Set Aside WBE Report Example (PDF 7.01 Kb)
Set Aside MBE Report Example (PDF 7.02 Kb)
CTC Project Development Process for Construction Projects on State System (PDF 249 Kb)
CTC Project Development Process for Resurfacing Projects on State System (PDF 482 Kb)
C Program Guide (PDF 1.71 Mb)
C Program Administration Manual (PDF 13.2 Mb)