The CDBG entitlement program provides annual grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on a formula basis to entitled urban counties in order to develop viable urban communities through projects and programs that promote decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Through a joint venture with the City of Myrtle Beach and the City of Conway, Horry County became an entitlement community in the 2008 program year. Horry County established its CDBG office and began funding projects and programs to meet the local needs as identified in the Consolidated Plan of 2008, a document required by HUD identifying local community needs and establishing 3-5 year goals for HUD funding in the areas of community development and affordable housing.
One of the important parts of the Consolidated Plan is the Annual Action Plan, which is prepared each budget year. It outlines in detail the activities to be completed and the funding sources for them. The activities are planned to help achieve HUD's CDBG national objectives as well as Horry County's long-term goals as identified in the Consolidated Plan and approved by County Council. Each year, citizen input and participation in helping to identify the types of future CDBG projects to be funded is requested.
Applications for sub-recipient grant funding are accepted by Horry County CDBG on an annual basis. Links are provided from this page with applications and instruction packets and public notices regarding the dates of this year's public hearings and application submission deadlines.