The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides grants to units of local government in nonurban areas of the state for a wide variety of projects including revitalizing neighborhoods, improving community infrastructure, providing public facilities and creating or retaining jobs. The state program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Click here to view the 2011 CDBG Program Description
- Click here for additional CDBG Resources (CDBG Forms and Documents)
The State of South Carolina receives federal funding from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for four programs:
- Community Development Block Grant Program, described on this page and administered by the S.C. Department of Commerce, Grants Administration
- HOME Investment Partnerships administered by the S.C. State Housing Finance and Development Authority
- Emergency Shelter Grants administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS administered by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, STD/HIV Division
The South Carolina Department of Commerce serves as the lead agency in preparing the following required planning and reporting documents:
- 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (includes 2011 Annual Action Plan)
- Executive Summary of 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan
- SC Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report (for period 4/1/10 - 3/31/11)
- SC Consolidated Performance and Evaluation Report (for period 4/1/09 - 3/31/10)
CDBG recipients must take action to affirmatively further fair housing. Recognizing the importance of fair housing benefits South Carolina's people and places. Please visit these web sites for information on how housing discrimination can be stopped or to determine if individual rights have been violated.
Community Development Block Grant Resources
Click here to go to the CDBG Forms and Documents Page
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program requires potential applicants to submit a request form. Application requests can be submitted at any time, but for the Community Development Program must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the application due date. Please review the Application Guidelines and Program Description before submitting an application request. Request forms can be downloaded from the CDBG Forms and Documents Page.
Requests are reviewed by the Grants Administration staff. If it appears that the proposed project will meet program guidelines, an application is sent to the unit of local government or their representative. Deadlines for the 2011-2012 Program Year are:
- Spring Funding Round (Community Infrastructure)
- Application Requests Due March 18, 2011 at 5 pm
- Applications Due April 18, 2011 at 5 pm
Fall Funding Round (Community Enrichment & Village Renaissance)
- Application Requests Due August 19, 2011 at 5 pm
- Applications Due September 19, 2011 at 5 pm
Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a request in advance of the 30 day deadline to enable time for review, clarification of questions, and transmittal of the application.
The South Carolina Department of Commerce makes available a CDBG Implementation Manual, which contains information necessary to manage and implement CDBG-funded projects. The most up-to-date version of the manual can be found on the CDBG Forms and Documents page of this website.
The Manual serves three purposes: assisting grant recipients in the day-to-day administration of their CDBG projects; providing practical information on how to implement a CDBG project that will meet legal, financial and program obligations; and providing the grant administrator a simple step-by-step approach beginning with grant approval, to set-up, implement, audit and close-out a CDBG project.