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Horry County to Accept Applications for Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Projects

Horry County is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for eligible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) projects for the 2020 funding cycle. A total of $225,000 in CDBG and $175,000 in ESG funding will be made available for eligible projects.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to improve local communities by providing decent housing, improved infrastructure, public facilities and services, and improved economic opportunities. Applications for public service and public facility projects must primarily serve low to moderate-income persons. A workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds are provided by HUD to assist projects that benefit homeless persons and individuals at risk of homelessness. Qualifying non-profit organizations may apply for funding for eligible projects through ESG. While a public workshop will not be held for ESG project applications, questions may be directed to Michael Dobson.

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development. Applications are available for download on the Horry County Community Development website.



Horry County HOME Consortium Assessment of the Fair Housing Plan

Assessment of Fair Housing Plan: Availability for Public Comment

August 3, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Public Hearings will be held at the following locations:

August 16, 2017 --3 p.m.
Williamsburg County Library located at 306 North Main Street, Hemingway, SC 29554

August 17, 2017--4 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Housing Authority located at 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

August 23, 2017--4 p.m. 
City of Georgetown Law Enforcement Center located at 2222 Highmarket Street Georgetown, SC 29440

August 24, 2017--4 p.m.
Horry County Community Development located at 1515 4th Avenue Conway, SC 29526

The Assessment of Fair Housing is a Federal requirement for agencies and jurisdictions who receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Copies of the plan will be made available on the Horry County, City of Myrtle Beach, City of Conway, Housing Authority of Conway, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, and Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization (ECHO) websites.

Copies will also be made available at the Horry County Community Development Office, the Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, and the Housing Authority of Conway.

For additional information or to submit written comments, please contact Courtney Kain, Community Development Director at (843) 915-7031 or by email.

Horry County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, or activities.  All requests for appropriate auxiliary aids and services, when necessary to offer a person with a disability the opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of County services, programs, or activities, must be made within a reasonable time prior to the activity.

Horry HOME Consortium AFH Public Draft



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. 



Horry County Awarded PalmettoPride Grants

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Planning and Zoning received a PalmettoPride “Community Pride” grant for $4,000 that will purchase and install interpretive signage at five area boat landings and parks.  The signs will be installed next to already existing environmental sculptures and will explain how litter affects fish and other wildlife.  Other area groups who also received the “Community Pride” grant include the Carolina Forest Beautification Group, the City of Myrtle Beach, and Girl Scout Troup 955. 

In addition, the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee (KHCB) received a PalmettoPride “Keep South Carolina Beautiful” grant for $8,000 which will provide funds for the purchase of supplies that volunteers use at cleanup events held countywide.  Last year, KHCB volunteers gave 1,389 hours of their time to clean 166 miles of road, two miles of river and 35 acres of parks and public lands.  These citizens collected 22,833 pounds of litter and debris.

PalmettoPride awarded “Education and Enforcement” grants to North Myrtle Beach Middle School, Whittemore Park Middle School and the Atlantic Beach Police Department.  Through all of the grants, over $32,000 in PalmettoPride funds were awarded to help beautify Horry County! 

Keep Horry County Beautiful is a sub-committee of the Horry County Parks & Open Space Board and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except July, October, and December).  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, or to organize a cleanup event, contact the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee at tindalln@horrycounty.org or 843-915-5340.



Community Development Block Grant Workshops & Deadline Announced

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office has announced the deadline for filing CDBG sub-recipient agency applications for the 2015 cycle will be Friday, February 6, 2015, by 2 pm. The application and instructions can be found on the Horry County website.

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. Projects must provide a benefit to low-to-moderate income citizens and/or address areas of slum or blight. CDBG does not make grants directly to individuals or families, but instead funds non-profit and governmental agencies that carry out projects in the local area. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.

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

  • Tuesday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Interested parties should contact the CDBG office to reserve a seat as classes fill quickly. For further information regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program, please contact the CDBG Office at 843-915-7033.



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