Flood Recovery Assistance Funds
Richland County is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of flood victims through programs designed to help residents, businesses and public infrastructure. Richland County is seeking funding for flood recovery from several sources, including a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), a Hazard Mitigation Grant and Flood Mitigation Assistance. Read details about each below.
Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR)
CDBG-DR funding comes from the the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and may be used to cover expenses that other funding sources are unable to cover. Richland County will receive $23.5 million for flood recovery efforts through the CDBG-DR.
- CDBG-DR Federal Register
Click here to read the CDBG-DR Federal Register, which is a compilation of the federal provisions for how the funding can be spent.
- Environmental Information for CDBG-DR
Section 106 Historic Preservation Review: Richland County is planning to expedite delivery of disaster recovery funds to CDBG-DR recipients by adopting a streamlined process for Section 106 review of CDBG-DR projects. The County plans to sign an agreement that will exempt from review the types of activities that will not cause harm to historic properties, while still requiring full review, including consultation with interested parties, Indian tribes, and the public, of projects with potential impacts. Richland County will ensure that a qualified historic preservation professional will implement the terms of the agreement. Click here for the Programmatic Agreement and click here for the HUD Addendum. For more information, contact Valeria Jackson, Richland County Community Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Action Plans
Click here to read the Approved CDBG-DR Action Plan that was approved by HUD on Nov. 16, 2016.
Click below to read the draft CDBG-DR Action Plan that was presented to the public for input.
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (English)
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (Spanish)
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (Korean)
Click here to read the public comments for the draft CDBG-DR Action Plan.
Click here to read the Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds.
Registration for Federal Housing Assistance and Mobile Home Replacement
Registration for federal housing assistance and mobile home replacement began May 15 and concluded June 15. Those who applied for assistance will be contacted with more information by mid-July. Registering does not guarantee that federal aid will be received. CDBG-DR funds are prioritized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist low- and moderate-income, elderly and disabled households. Click here to access the HUD income limits.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
HMGP assists in implementing longterm hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has approved the pre-application for more than 40 projects. The full applications are being developed.
- Click here to view the HMGP pre-application project list.
- Click here to view the HMGP proposed projects status as of Jan. 12, 2017.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
The FMA grant program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis. The full application, which currently covers 11 properties, has been submitted for review by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.