Public Can Weigh in on Flood Mitigation Funding

Residents can give input on how millions in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding will be used in Richland County at a virtual meeting Friday, June 5.

Richland County will receive $21,864,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses following the October 2015 flood. The flood caused extensive damage to residential and business property, as well as infrastructure, throughout the County.

Friday’s meeting will stream live at 5:30 p.m. on the County’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/user/richlandonline/videos.

Residents who want to submit questions and comments during the meeting should send their name and email address to [email protected] to receive a meeting invitation. The County’s Community Planning & Development Department will accept comments until the meeting ends. Residents can also submit comments beforehand.

All comments will be submitted to HUD. CDBG-MIT funds primarily benefit residents in low- to moderate-income areas.

To view the proposed action plan, visit richlandcountysc.gov/mitigation.