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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 Applications may also be obtained by emailing

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 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

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


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


Horry County Budget Retreat Postponed

In light of today’s filings by the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Horry County Government budget retreat scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 has been postponed to Friday, January 15, 2021. This will give staff time to evaluate what, if any, impacts this decision will have on our FY21 and FY22 budgets. 

As a matter of course, we will not offer any further commentary on substantive matters related to pending litigation.

County Council Standing Committees for 2020

Each January, County Council votes on a vice-chairman. Also, the County Council Chairman appoints members to chair and sit on Council committees as follows:

Chairman: Johnny Gardner

Vice-Chairman: Paul Prince


Public Safety

Danny Hardee, Chairman

Gary Loftus

Al Allen

Orton Bellamy


Transportation/Economic Development

Dennis DiSabato, Chairman

Bill Howard

Gary Loftus

Cam Crawford


Infrastructure & Regulation

Al Allen, Chairman

Bill Howard

Paul Prince

Danny Hardee



Johnny Vaught, Chairman

Harold Worley

Tyler Servant

Orton Bellamy    


Click HERE to view our meeting calendar or HERE to contact County Council.

Upcoming Meetings January 6-10, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

County Council

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

Horry County Councilman James R. Frazier Resigns from Office

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Councilman James R. Frazier (Dist. 7) announced his resignation from office effective March 1, 2016. Mr. Frazier has been a Horry County Councilman for 35 years. 

“I rise today to recognize a man of many achievements and talents, whose contributions to the Bucksport Community and our entire county have enriched many lives and contributed to the economic health of our community,” stated Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “There are not enough words to express his love for Horry County and his dedication to service to the people of this county. He is a man of few, but powerful words. When he speaks, the room will go silent and everyone will listen as his wisdom is what has guided our county into the amazing place it is today. It has truly been an honor to serve with Mr. Frazier.”

Mr. Frazier was first elected to the Horry County Council in 1980. His lasting mark can be seen in the Bucksport Community with the construction of the James R. Frazier Community Center, which was completed in 2008. He was instrumental in helping to develop and implement state policy by serving on the South Carolina Association of Counties Board of Directors since 2006 and was appointed president in 2015. 

Mr. Frazier retired after 23 years of service with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and was one of five spokesmen nationwide that was invited to the White House by President Jimmy Carter to discuss issues facing American farmers. Mr. Frazier has also been a longtime member of the Horry County Democratic Party and was elected as the first African-American chairman in 1986.

Letter from Councilman Frazier

Horry County Council District 7 filings will open on March 18 and close on March 28. Below is the special election schedule:

May 17 – Primary Election
May 31 – Runoff Election, if necessary
July 5 – General Election