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:
- CDBG: $1,693,966
- CDBG-CV: $980,000
- HOME: $868,030
A mandatory application training will be held virtually throughout the day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
- CDBG Public Service at 9:00 am
- CDBG-CV Public Service at 1:00 pm
- HOME at 3:00 pm
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.