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Horry County Invites Proposals for Infrastructure, Housing and Public Service Projects

Horry County is now accepting applications for infrastructure projects to be funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). In addition, Horry County is now accepting pre-applications for public service and housing projects to be funded through Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) and/or American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Applications for both can be downloaded at https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG/ARPA. Applications may also be obtained by emailing arpa@horrycounty.org.

The County will host a meeting on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B, at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, located at 1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC, 29526 to address requirements and respond to questions regarding the Public Service and Housing application. This session will also be streamed through the Horry County website at horrycounty.org/video/all and Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

On Thursday, November 4 at 2 p.m., the County will host a virtual webinar to provide organizations considering submitting a proposal in response to the Infrastructure – Water and Sewer solicitation an opportunity to ask questions. The session will be broadcast live on the Horry County Government Facebook Page, Government Access Channel, and on the County website at horrycounty.org/video/all.

Participants can submit their questions during the seminar by texting (843) 502-0033 (message and data rates may apply) or emailing arpa@horrycounty.org.

 

Find more about each of these calls for proposals below:

Request for Proposals: American Rescue Plan (ARP), Infrastructure Application

Notice of Intent (Required) Due: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Application Due: Friday, December 3 at 5 p.m.

This ARP funding round will focus on infrastructure projects. Specifically, proposals for water and sewer improvement projects will be accepted for this solicitation. Infrastructure projects funded through this program should primarily benefit residents of unincorporated Horry County.

Horry County will receive $68.8 Million in ARP funds, of which up to $8.2 Million will be made available to agencies for eligible public service, housing, and infrastructure projects from the County’s first appropriation of ARP funding. ARP funds are authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Additional funding may be appropriated for this initiative in future rounds.

Review the Full Application Here

Request for Proposals: Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) & American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Public Service and Housing Proposal Pre-Application

Pre-application Due: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.         

Application Due: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Program funds to Horry County to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, funds have been made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for public service and housing projects.

CDBG-CV funds will be made available for public service projects that prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Additionally, Horry County will receive $68.8 Million in ARPA funds, of which up to $8.2 Million will be made available to agencies for eligible public service, housing, and infrastructure projects. Additional funding may be appropriated for this initiative in future round.

Review the Full Pre-Application Here

 



American Rescue Plan Act: Update & Next Steps

At last night’s County Council meeting (September 7, 2021), Council voted to approve a partial framework for utilizing funding Horry County received as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

What happens next?

Some projects will be implemented immediately— including cyber security upgrades, improvements to our online payment system, and funding direct needs, like PPE.

The COVID-19 extra pay will be paid out to eligible employees on September 10, 2021.

The remainder of the funding and the framework for utilizing those funds will be discussed at the next meeting of the County Council Administration Committee on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. (Meeting dates/times are subject to change, so be sure to keep an eye on our website for the latest information). There is an opportunity for public input at that meeting. Sign up to speak in advance by calling 843-915-5020 or emailing info@horrycounty.org.

The County is committed to implementing these funds quickly to meet the critical needs in our community while being responsible stewards of these funds and allowing our community to provide their input throughout the process. Stay tuned here for updates.



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