The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Grants Management Division has been tasked to manage federal funds being used to assist the state in recovering from the flooding experienced in October 2015. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Department of Commerce is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of South Carolina’s flood-impacted residents and communities through programs designed to help homeowners, tenants, landlords, developers and local governments.
Please see the below information that discusses next steps and expectations.
Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program - https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg-dr/
South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office - Brochure
South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office - Brochure (Spanish)
The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) will oversee $96 million for 22 of the state’s 24 disaster and individual assistance declared counties. They will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in the state. The City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties will receive $59 million in separate federal funding for their own recovery needs.
SCDRO will hold five town hall meetings to present the action plan and receive public feedback. The action plan is designed to serve as many citizens as possible. SCDRO will concentrate on meeting the needs of the least resilient citizens. Based on public response, they may add or revise portions of the action plan.
The program goals include the repair and refurbishment of homes based on eligibility and priority need.
Town Hall Meeting - Presentation
Pre-bid Conference for Vendors - Presentation