Community development grants awarded to 30 South Carolina communities.
Thirty communities throughout South Carolina will be beneficiaries of public improvement projects that will be funded by more than $16 million in grants from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
“An investment in our infrastructure is an investment in South Carolina’s future,” said Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. “As we continue our work at commerce to maintain South Carolina’s reputation as a top place for business investment, these infrastructure projects will be a critical component to supporting our rural communities that have great potential for growth.”
CDBG grants are awarded annually, one in the spring and one in the fall. Recipients are chosen through a competitive process; municipalities that receive funding must provide a match of at least 10 percent to complete projects.
Funding for the grants comes to South Carolina from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grants must benefit low to moderate-income residents, prevent or eliminate slums or blight or meet urgent community development needs.
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