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Richland County is issuing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the allocation of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Community Development Block Grant subject to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (CDBG-CV) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) for Federal Fiscal Year FY 2022. The federal funds are entitlement funds allocated to the County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Richland County intends to allocate a portion of its CDBG, CDBG-CV, and HOME funds to non-profit organizations for social (public) service programs to very low- and low-income residents of Richland County and to non-profit or private developers for construction activities. CDBG applications will only be accepted for affordable housing, public facilities and improvements, public service, and economic development activities. CDBG-CV applications must be proposals for activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families.
The federal grant program applications must be for projects that will have a direct impact on very low- to moderate-income residents living within Richland County exclusive of the City of Columbia and incorporated municipalities in the County. Funding available for each program includes up to the following amounts listed below:
A mandatory application training will be held virtually throughout the day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
At the mandatory application training, Community Development staff will discuss the grant programs, application requirements and criteria, and answered questions on how to develop a competitive application. For application training registration, please visit the County’s website at https://richlandcountysc.gov/Government/Departments/Community-Development. Please direct all questions to the Richland County Community Development Department at (803) 576-2230. Richland County does not discriminate based on disability status in the admission or access to its programs. South Carolina Relay Center - TDD users dial 711.
- Funding up to 10k
The purpose of these public hearings are to gather information on needs and requests for financial assistance for programs and activities for funding under the County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2022-2026, Annual Action Plan for 2022 and HOME ARP Allocation Plan which the County will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Funds, and HOME-ARP Funds.
All interested residents are encouraged to attend this public hearing and they will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the needs of Richland County and the use of CDBG, HOME and HOME-ARP funds to address those needs over the next five (5) years.
Written or oral comments may be directed to Ms. Sara Scheirer, Community Development Division Manager, Richland County Government, Community Planning & Development Department, Community Development Division, 2020 Hampton St. Suite 3058, Columbia, SC 29202, (803) 576-2044 or email at email@example.com.
Sara Scheirer, Community Development Division Manager Richland County Government Community Planning & Development Department Community Development Division
Tell Us Your Priorities
Richland County Community Development
is asking residents for input. Your feedback will provide information on needs and requests
for financial assistance related to programs
and activities funded under the County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan from 2022 to 2026.
Take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RichlandCountyCDBG
In honor of Community Development Week, Richland County provided FREE CRISM (Civil Rights Still Matters) bags to visitors of the Richland County Administrative building at 2020 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29204.
Happy Community Development Week!
Richland County Government is one of two counties in South Carolina to receive approval for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its 2017-2021 Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) study. The other county to receive approval is Horry County. The AFH will be used as a guide by the Community Development Division to tackle barriers to fair housing choice. Click for details.
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