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Recommendations To Be Made For FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program Services

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) #2016-17-014 FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program Services for Horry County.  The recommendation will be made on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Emergency Management Conference Room at the ML Brown Public Safety Building, 2560 Main Street, Conway, SC.

Applications Being Sought for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Conway, South Carolina – As a result of the federal disaster declaration and flooding event that impacted Horry County on October 5, 2015, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made available grant opportunities under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

This particular grant program is a 75/25 cost share program. This type of cost share program gives selected, eligible projects 75% funding for the project cost from FEMA and the remaining 25% would be the applicant’s responsibility. Examples of eligible projects include elevation of flood prone structures, soil stabilization, safe room construction, dry flood proofing of non-residential structures etc.

 If you are interested in completing a pre-application for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, please contact Ashley Carroll in the Horry County Emergency Management Department at (843) 915-6925. 

RFQ Selection to be Made for FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program Consulting

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #2015-16-021 for FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program Consulting Services on Friday, November 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.

Community Development Block Grant Workshops & Deadline Announced

CONWAY, SC– The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office has announced that the deadline for filing CDBG sub-recipient agency applications for the 2014 cycle will be February 7, 2014, by 2 p.m. The application and application instructions can be found HERE.   

The funding is provided through a federal block grant program to assist in developing a viable urban community by expanding opportunities for decent housing, suitable living environments and needed public services. The projects must provide a benefit for low- to-moderate income citizens and/or address areas of slum/blight. The County CDBG office does not make grants directly to individuals or families, but instead funds non- profit and governmental agencies which carry out projects in the local area. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.   

To assist with the applications, the Horry County CDBG Office will hold three classes at the CDBG/Voters Registration and Election Complex located at 1515 Fourth Avenue, Conway. They are scheduled as follows: 

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Interested parties should contact the CDBG Office to reserve a spot as classes are quickly filling. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.