The Community & Economic Development Department provides resources to help local governments and their agencies to boost the local economy. The COG administers and/or provides technical assistance for federal grant programs for the Economic Development Administration, Community Development Block Grants, and others. It also administers the Lowcountry Regional HOME Consortium (LRHC) program to promote and increase affordable housing in the region. LCOG has joined the South Carolina Revolving Loan Fund (SCRFL) to assist start-up and existing small businesses. Lowcountry Regional Development Corporation (LRDC) is a 501 (c)(6) organization used to support economic development and community development activities in the region.